Taqueria El Taquero

Before heading out, we decided to grab brunch in town. We’re always looking for a good Mexican eatery. Taqueria El Taquero has good ratings so we decided to try them out. They’re located close to Daweet Fine Indian Cuisine.

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Sign outside.

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We dropped in on a Sunday (around 10:45am). It wasn’t too busy inside but a couple groups were outside on the patio. The inside is modern and sleek.

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There’s 6 sauces at the salsa bar along with help yourself to orange water.

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They had elderflower juice.

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There’s a breakfast menu (only on weekends), tacos, quesadillas, tostados, tortas and burritos, combos and tazones (soups/salads/bowls).

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Click here to see the breakfast menu (1 and 2).

Sauces
DSC03514Salsa verde, watermelon guajillo, pineapple jalapeño, 60 chile salsa, cerolla (pickled onions) and rajas (pickled carrot/pepper/radish/cauliflower). The best thing was the rajas followed by the pineapple jalapeño sauce. The rest was bland.

Huevos rancheros ($10.95)
DSC03524Three corn tortillas topped with ham, chorizo, warm salsa roja, huevos, onions, cilantro and avocado. Can’t say I’ve ever seen sliced deli ham in a huevos rancheros before.

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We got our eggs sunny side up. The salsa roja had no flavour and you only get two tiny slices of avocado.

Tacos ($11.49 for 4)
DSC03518We opted for the asada, Izzy’s fish, cochinita pibil and mole verde. Sadly, none of these were good. Shredded beef brisket? Dry.

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Basa? Dry.

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Yucatan pulled pork? Dry.

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Chicken? Dry and the pumpkin seeds was the oddest addition I’ve tasted in a taco.

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The tacos themselves are doubled up but not fresh.

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Don’t bother. Disappointing meal to end our trip.

Taqueria El Taquero
https://www.el-taquero.com/
1443 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC
(236) 420-4999

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