Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Rick's Taco On A Bun & Tostada
But despite having eaten at Rick's for half my life, there are still several items on the menu that I have never tried. The other day I decided to knock two of them off the list. The taco on a bun is something I had never thought twice about; I assumed it was just the ingredients from the taco placed into a bun. (Even by the age of 15, when I started going to Rick's, I had read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and recognized the "Breakdown on Paradise Blvd" chapter where Duke and his attorney grill the waitress about a taco burger. "I betcha your tacos are just hamburgers with a shell instead of a bun.")
Then last month I read a couple other websites that mentioned the taco on a bun (well, they called it taco in a bun, but close enough) and I learned that it had mustard as well. So, pretty much, it's a hamburger with crumbled ground beef instead of ground beef formed into a patty. Why not, I thought.
It tasted, not surprisingly, like the insides of a taco stuffed into a bun. The hot sauce brought it all together. But I didn't like it. The thing that killed it for me was the bun: it was stale. All I could think while eating it was Wow, these insides would sure taste nice in a taco shell instead of this dense bun. It was a good-sized sandwich, but I'll never get one again.
Posted by JustinM at 9:38 AM