I actually came to Magazine St. today for breakfast, but the restaurant I was trying to go to had a 30 minute wait for a table. Luckily, I’m lazy, and I slept so late it was lunch time! So I came in here for lunch.
I’ve heard people talk about how good the tacos were here, so I assumed this was a Mexican restaurant. But they describe themselves as a Caribbean Taqueria. You’ll see the type of menu items here you’d find in the Caribbean. Jerk seasoned things, curries with coconut, plantains, etc. And as the name implies a large selection of rums and rum based drinks.
There were so many intriguing and different tacos on the taco menu, I decided to go with the Taco Trifecta dinner. Three tacos and one side. I chose the Brisket, Lamb Vindaloo and Chipotle Shrimp tacos. For my side I ordered the Coconut Mango Rice. I also got the Avocado Mango Dip.
And the food:
The Avocado mango Dip was really good. The guacamole wasn’t one of those heavy ones full of mayo or sour cream. Very light and refreshing. I loved the way the mango went with it, and the tortilla chips were nice and fresh.
All three of the tacos were delicious. I’m not sure which one I liked best! The mint yogurt chutney and plantains went great with the lamb. The chipotle shrimp were fantastic too. And the rice was a great side dish.
If you’re tired of the same old same old when it comes to tacos, I definitely recommend this place!
3128 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115 Ph: 504-941-7560