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Best Mexican Restaurant St. Louis 2008 - Taqueria los Tarascos - CLOSED

Taqueria los Tarascos

Taqueria los Tarascos

4444 Woodson Road

North St. Louis County, MO 63134


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Readers' Choice: El Maguey

What's the easiest way to find great Mexican food in St. Louis? Well, first thing you do is head for the airport. That's not a punch line. Woodson Terrace, the small municipality located immediately south of Lambert Field — seriously: the runways are a brisk walk to the north — is home to the fantastic Taqueria los Tarascos. Don't let the name fool you. This isn't a roadside shack but a full-size restaurant, serving both traditional taqueria fare like tacos and tortas (including the ahogada torta, pork leg meat in an addictively spicy árbol chile sauce) and heartier meals like mole poblano. The standout dishes might be the fork-tender lamb barbacoa (available only on weekends) and the spicy and wonderfully tart and cheesy tortilla soup. Bring a quart of it on your next flight down Mexico way, and the locals might wonder where they can find such great Mexican food.

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My family and I tried this taqueria based on the RFT naming it the best Mexican restaurant of the year. I cannot disagree with their recommendation more. The service was horrible and the food was only okay. Our server misunderstood my order and then tried to convince me I had the correct food, despite the fact that my girlfriend had ordered what I had, and our orders were clearly different. She then said she was going to charge me for the taco I had touched. When the waitress came to take the bill from the table she set the filthy bus bin between my two kids and cleared the table. Do yourself a favor, if your in the mood for Mexican and in the same area go to Pueblo Nuevo, it is far superior in quality of service and cuisine.


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