The counter where you order your food has a facade made out to resemble food trucks.
The menu of 100% Taquito is very simple. You have your five main types of food (tacos, quesadillas, sopes, tostadas, and tortas). Within each type of food you have about five or six variations depending on your filling. Also available are salads, some sides, desserts and some items that just don't fall under any of these classifications, such as the chicken mole with rice or the molletes.
Along with the food, 100% Taquito has a varied drink list. They have a wide choice of Mexican bottled sodas as well as your typical beers. They also provide juices and fruit slushies as well as some liquor based drinks such as sangria or margaritas. The chela-rita (a frozen margarita with a bottle of beer upturned in it) is always popular.
For tonight's dinner I choose to order the baderitas and the tacos mixtos. The banderitas are three chicken or beef flautas (tightly rolled tacos that have been fried) covered with red salsa, cream and queso fresco, and green salsa to form the Mexican flag.
The tacos come three small tacos to an order on corn or flour tortillas.The tacos mixtos are a basically a sampler of three different types of taco. They include a chicken mole, asada (beef fajita), and tinga (spicy chipotle brisket). All tacos come with freshly chopped cilantro and diced onions if you choose.
My wife ordered the chicken mole sopes and the esquites (corn in a cup with cream and cheese). The sopes are essentially a thick corn tortilla with black beans, the chicken mole and topped with cilantro, onions and queso fresco. Think of sopes as a cross between tacos and tostadas. For me, nothing beats these with a little red salsa on top.
The esquites are a cup of roasted corn kettles mixed together with lots of cream, cheese and a spicy chile powder blend.. You can choose to have them with lime juice and a spicy chile powder blend. Since my wife does not like spicy stuff that much she opted to not have any.
My wife and I also shared a small order of chicharrones (pork rinds). They were so fresh, they were still popping when they got to the table. We added a squeeze of lime juice and I added some Valentina hot sauce and were ready to go.
As far as drinks go, my wife ordered a glass of the sangria. The sangria is here is always very well made. They know how to get the right balance between acidity and sweetness. The wine is front and center but does not push back the natural fruit and juices.
Tajin. The beauty of it is that it plays so well with the natural sweet and tangy flavors of the mango. The mangonada also comes with a Mexican spicy lolipop.
michelada. A michelada is a drink prepared from a beer that has various things added to it such as lime juice, salt, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. I will admit that this drink is not for the faint of heart and may not be up everyone's alley. But I like it. It is very refreshing and it gives a new twist to a frosty brew.
The thing that I most like about 100% Taquito, besides the authenticity, is that since the food is very inexpensive and comes in small enough sizes you can be bold and try different things very easily. So if you are ever in the mood for authentic Mexican street food, come check this place out.