Monday, March 28, 2011
Taco review: Green Spot Cafe in Dallas
The veggie taco has won my heart and I’ll basically be willing to pay whatever they want to charge.
East Dallas is a great and wondrous place, and I don’t say that just because I live over here — at any given time of day, I can drive a mile or so from my house and find something fantastic going on, like the tacos inside Green Spot Market & Fuels. No longer dished out by Good 2 Go Taco (they recently set up shop in their very own place), Green Spot Cafe started serving up tasty lunches last September and, after today, is going to quickly become one of my regular places go-to places for mid-day meals.
If you haven’t been to Green Spot before for either gas, biodesiel or just to grab a Clif Bar (blueberry happens to be my favorite if you’re interested in sending me samples, Clif Bar Company), you’re missing out. The store is full of good and good-for-you snacks and drinks, and twice a month they host the White Rock Local Market, which is a different wonderful animal entirely. But, I digress.
When Good 2 Go Tacos left Green Spot, I thought for sure that my happy afternoons of grabbing a fresh and quick bite to eat on a whim were over, but instead Green Spot opened up their own cafe for breakfast and lunch. Although they have a great menu, with tacos, burgers, fries, and breakfast tacos, their chalkboard with selections can be a taunting sight if you don’t show up before 3 p.m., when they stop serving food. Today, I made it there just before 2:30 and ordered up one brisket and one veggie taco (both on corn tortillas and $3.50 a pop), grabbed an Izze drink out of the fridge, and waited on my order, which didn’t take long.
If there’s one thing you must know about Green Spot Cafe, it is this: Their veggie taco is incredible. Incredible, I say. Portabella mushrooms, black beans, brown rice, asparagus, goat cheese and, as a pleasant surprise, mashed sweet potatoes. Apparently they don’t advertise the sweet potatoes on the board, but will put them on there if they have some lying around. And I’m going to go ahead and say it — this taco may have the everyday orgasm beat. I can’t promise, but I can almost bet you’ll feel the same way. I mean, I don’t even really like vegetables, and I could eat this every day for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, the brisket taco did not produce the same results — the meat was cut into pieces instead of shredded, and was dry and chewy, yet somehow oddly greasy. Best thing about the taco was the avocado and salsa verde on top.
I’ll be heading back up there soon to try the Mahi Mahi and the Smoked Chicken tacos, as well as one of their burgers. Although they’re a little on the pricey side and don’t offer the same “Big As Your Face” taco size as Good 2 Go, that veggie taco has won my heart and I’ll basically be willing to pay whatever they want to charge.
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