Thursday, May 3, 2012

♥ Takoba- East 7th

TAKOBA
1411 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Takoba has the best Spicy-Mango Margaritas in town!

Hands down.


These tasty toddies are what brought me back to Takoba for a second time (and will probably be what brings me back a third time--very soon), but they aren’t the only thing.

The food is fantastic and during SXSW (especially), the location couldn't have been better. We sat outside on the patio under pecan trees, and caught New Orleans jazz music floating on the breeze from the bar next door.

On my first trip I ordered the baja ceviche and couldn't stop dipping my house-made tortilla chips into the tangy mixture of fresh shrimp, avocado, lime and cilantro; all while Mike chomped down on a juicy pork torta.

Walking away stuffed, we couldn’t believe we didn't even bite into a single taco.

Round two was in order. And boy did we order! :)

Sharing amongst my boyfriend and my sister, we each sampled most of the taco choices and came up with two unanimous favorites:

El taco al pastor: it's a good thing I love cilantro and keep hearing about its many amazing health benefits. And this taco's got it! Pineapple marinated pork, cilantro and onion... It gets a little messy too, so be sure to have a few napkins.

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El taco de verduras: zucchini, sweet potatoes (Mmm!), roasted corn, green chilies, queso fresco, chipotle mayo and quac! Amazing!



Another one of the many reasons to venture to Austin's eclectic east side. The cuisine never ceases to impress a foodie like me and the atmosphere is always lively and spontaneous.

The chocolate truffle cake was delightfully whipped and melted in your mouth!



♥ Love,
Mel