If you ever find yourself hung over and in need of some meat & hot sauces to help sweat it out, don’t go to Taco Fix. Send someone to go for you. The bright yellow walls are inviting to everyone else that didn’t stay up so late.
Places eat Highland Park
Taco Fix is a straightforward kind of establishment, from its simple taco bar set up down to its name. This place wants to be the one to tell their hungry consumers, “Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll take care of you.” And they don’t discriminate! Not into gluten? – they have a solution for that. Do tortillas bore you? – they have fries, nachos, tamales, and sopes for that. Are you suffering from an all night bender? – they have menudo for that. Or are you like me, someone who constantly seeks out ways to piss of their dentist with sugar on sugar on sugar? – they have churros and all the fresh drinks for that.
For those taco amateurs out there, here’s a little lesson to the wise. Or is it word to the wise? I cant remember. One thing Taco Fix does that most other “taco” restaurants don’t really honor, is they respect the protein going onto the taco. They don’t try and distract you with deep fried confusingness or elaborate sauces. They let the meat speak for itself.
Being a Mexican American, people automatically assume that I’m a big taco fan. I’m not. I wouldn’t go as far as saying I dislike them, I just want my belly to be nice and full when I walk away from a meal. And getting full on tacos means: a lot of tacos. The meal I strive for is a knock-it-all-out-at-once kind of deal. I want something that challenges me. Something that says, “Bet you can’t eat me.” Then I saw the Nacho Fries. The word ‘Fries’ in the name couldn’t be any more plural because those fries were endless. I nearly had a private photo session with them. All I kept thinking was, “Oh yeah give me that, yes yes, okay now give me more yellow. More crunch. Show me those onions. That’s perfect, okay now tell me who’s gonna eat you?” Things got weird. But the fries were good.
Now every human being on the planet knows a good meal must be complimented with a great drink. That’s right, not a good drink, a great one. This place knows that rule. Their Horchata was necessarily refreshing and perfectly balanced. The other drinks were great too, I just want to keep thinking about my horchata for a second. Okay, I’m done.
Taco Fix does not bother itself with fancy décor, fancy lighting, or a fancy layout. There is no need to try and distract people from their food because it doesn’t need to, and Taco Fix knows that. To the average American this place may not fulfill their “extra-cheesy” needs or “Ranch on the side” requests; but to everyone else who knows that eating a taco is about respecting the ingredients, those people will walk away having gotten what they came for. Needless to say, Taco Fix knows what they’re doing and they want you to come and see for yourself.
Open Mon-Sun 8AM-9PM
5831 N Figueroa St, Highland Park CA 90042