Small urban taqueria Boulder serves big tastes at modest prices
I’ve been intending to try TACO (or T.ACO or T/ACO or T¡ACO or however they’re spelling/punctuating it) since it opened. We’re even Facebook Friends, that restaurant and I, and that’s the reason my husband and I finally got there. Being a Friend, I received an offer for a free taco to each guest today and today only. Can’t resist a bargain. There is now a second location in LoDo in Denver (1515 Blake Street), but the original in Boulder is within walking distance.
The space has been toxic, first with a series of Japanese and Asian restaurants and more recently Boulder Organic Pizza (B.O.P.). The Asian restaurants looked fairly similar, but B.O.P.altered the floor plan signficantly. TACO (or however it’s punctuated) essentially kept the B.O.P. layout but changed the decorations — a serape here, a couple of sombreros there, Southwestern wall coverings, pendulum lights of tin or glass. Noon is way too early for us to order margaritas, so we lit into our selections.
Price check: “Before Tacos,” $4-$6.95; $3.50-$4.50.