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skygod123
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Acme Taco - Lafayette

This place is clearly in a sketch area of town. Can I go eat tacos here by my lonesome or do I need to bring an escort for my protection?

Also, whats good there?


Bussemer
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re: Acme Taco - Lafayette
Its awesome.

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whats good


The tacos


skygod123
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re: Acme Taco - Lafayette
can you be a bit more specific?


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Count Chocula
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quote:

Can I go eat tacos here by my lonesome or do I need to bring an escort for my protection?
You know how I feel about that...


quote:

Also, whats good there?
Not much


skygod123
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i will bring someone big and strong to protect me from the serial killer thats already behind bars.

what have you tried count? what didnt you like about it?


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yellowfin
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place is awesome, you'll be fine for lunch but I wouldn't go at night alone



glassman
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Do they have real barbacoa tacos?


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skygod123
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re: Acme Taco - Lafayette
what do you usually get fin?

glass, they dont have barbacoa. but, i bought a sam's card bc they started carrying that cut there. So, i make it about once a month. i get my fix.


yellowfin
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I haven't got the same thing twice, they usually have tons of specials so i don't even look at the menu


skygod123
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ill listen to the specials then. thanks!


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glassman
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glass, they dont have barbacoa. but, i bought a sam's card bc they started carrying that cut there. So, i make it about once a month. i get my fix.


I can get it with a fews days notice from Emmett's Specialty Meats in Harahan. Care to post a recipe either here or in the stickied thread?


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Burt Reynolds
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You sound like a huge pussy


skygod123
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what a coincidence? I have a huge pussy.


glassman
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Recipe?


skygod123
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re: Acme Taco - Lafayette
i cook the roast whole wrapped in foil, and then in an oven bag on low overnight. i put flour so the foil doesnt stick to the bag.

i dont prep it at all. the next morning, i take it out the bag and open the foil for another hour or so because i like it a little dried out (this is a fatty cut, so theres a ton of grease). i add salt when i open the foil.

then i top with green salsa and avocado with fresh tortillas.

there is no better meal in the world to me.

frick acme. im gonna make barbacoa tonight.


glassman
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then i top with green salsa and avocado with fresh tortillas.

there is no better meal in the world to me.


It is delicious. The fresh tortillas are the issue here. Do I really need lard to make a good flour tortilla? What size roast? Like 2 lbs?

ETA: nice choice on dinner.
This post was edited on 12/6 at 11:40 am


skygod123
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if you want to make the tortillas authentic, then lard is a must. but there are some tortilla mixes (look at local mexxican marts) that dont require lard.


glassman
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then lard is a must.


Lard it shall be.

ETA: Gracias!!!
This post was edited on 12/6 at 11:58 am


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skygod123
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re: Acme Taco - Lafayette
bump to say that i checked the place out. I got the grilled tacos so i could try their beef, pork and chicken. it came with rice and beans.

as far as authenticity goes, its a little gourmet fru fru for my preferences. But, the flavors of the meat was spot on and i liked the salsa verde even though it was a bit hotter than i was accustomed to. they were generous with the cilantro garnish, which I never understand. It's pretty and picturesque, but a little goes a long way people!


The rice didnt have enough cumin and the beans tasted a little too much like pork for my preferences, but keep in mind i am an absolute snob when it comes to latin food because my mother is mexican.

So, with all of that said, I actually really enjoyed the tacos and there is a lot on the menu that i still want to try.

ambiance is great if that is all your dumb date cares about, but blindfold her, because it is a tad sketch of an area.

id give the dish i ate an 8/10 even with all my complaints (i acknowledge that those are simply my preferences, and doesnt necessarily detract from the dish).

Im looking forward to going again and trying some of the specials like fin told me to.


bossflossjr
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re: Acme Taco - Lafayette
The place is groin on me. 1st time was decent (ordered off menu), 2nd time was pretty good (off menu), ive been thru all on menu i wanted to sample....now ordering specials.

Lamb Taco Lunch Special last week..... Really enjoyed



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