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San Marcos Taqueria

235 Broadway St.
Toledo  Ohio  43604
United States
(419) 244-2373
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Midwest Living Review

Sarah Routh
This authentic Mexican eatery is hidden away in the back of a grocery store.

San Marco’s Taqueria looks like a typical bodega at first glance, but it’s not. If you squeeze your way through the cramped Mexican store aisles to the butcher’s case in the back and hang a right, you’ll find yourself amid a full-scale authentic Mexican restaurant. With brightly colored furniture and Spanish-language programming on the flat-screen televisions, the vibe feels more Tijuana than Toledo. Two dining rooms and a bar provide plenty of room and seating, which is good because weekday lunch crowds can be huge.

This taqueria serves old-school Mexican favorites like tacos, burritos, enchiladas and tamales, along with some traditional dishes like potato tacos and huachinango (whole red snapper). Expect big portions and small prices. Although the meat can be a little tough, the carne asada ($9.99) is a popular order with steak, rice, beans, lettuce, tomato, guacamole and tortillas. The beef burrito ($5) is another safe bet. Fresh chips are well worth the $1.50 price for a heaping basket and a huge bowl of fresh salsa. If you don’t order one of the special plates or combinations, you can add on a soup-bowl-size serving of creamy guacamole for $5.

 

Visited: 
July 1, 2012

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