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Tarasco's New Latino Cuisine

Tarasco's peeks out from its corner spot like the shy girl in a homemade dress at her first dance. The interior walls are covered in Spanish aphorisms and descriptions of fruit and vegetable drinks (jugos and licuados), part of chef/owner Noe Bermudez's dedication to healthy food. Tarasco's has a way of creating beauty and perfection in even the humblest of dishes, like rich and spicy posole or simple corn tamales that balance sweet and earthy with the gentlest kiss of chile verde. The posole is award-winning; doctored up, it’s like eating Christmas in a bowl. We can't get enough of the seven-chile mole — a specialty of Michoacán — but the mole verde is also a great option. And keep your eyes on the specials board for the rare mole amarillo. Tarasco's may look a little plain and unassuming, but the food is far from it.
Mark Manger
Details
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: No alcohol
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Catering