Tacos Amigo is a Mexican restaurant that has been around for a while but I only recently got to check it out. From what I’ve heard, apparently the owner used to be vegan (although not any more), and so he has created a menu that is surprisingly veg*an friendly. There are several items that all have a vegetarian version where the meat gets replaced with mushrooms. And ofcourse you can ask them to leave out any cheese or sour cream to make it completely veggie.
Veggie Burrito (7,300). If you order a ‘set combo meal,’ you will get chips, rice, and refried beans on the side, but since we just ordered a single burrito, this is what we got. I have to say, I feel like they could’ve plated it up a little more appetizingly. A beige bundle on a white plate…. it just looked a bit sad. Next time, I will get one of their combo menus, so that I can have chips and salsa.
Fortunately, the inside was a little better. Here are the fillings: rice, refried beans, oyster mushrooms, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions…. It was more heavy on the rice than I would’ve liked, but overall it was a tasty, filling hunka burrito. It was a tad messy to eat, especially because I cut it in half to take a photo of the inside so the loose tortilla wrap was falling apart.
The veggie soft taco (3,800). The mushrooms were great, but the toppings were a little too juicy which made the soft taco soggy and impossible to pick up. I wasn’t too keen on the raw onions either. Killer onion breath~ :P
In the end, I have to say that I was a little disappointed with my experience at Taco Amigos. Perhaps my expectations were a bit high after hearing positive reviews from other people. Next time I’ll have to try out their more extravagant options, like their chimichangas or their nacho plate. That said, the prices were reasonable, the service was prompt, and I reckon it’s a good place to grab a quick lunch or dinner near the subway station. Plus, it’s nice to know that the owner is vegan-aware and their menu is so veggie-friendly.
Directions to Taco Amigo:
Itaewon Station, Line 6. Exit 4. When you come out the exit stairs, turn around and walk towards IBK bank and Gecko’s bar. Tacos Amigo is a few buildings past the bank. You should be able to see a sign at the top of the building, from the intersection.