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Heavenly Pittsburgh Tacos at Taco Diablo in Mt Lebanon

Heavenly Pittsburgh Tacos at Taco Diablo in Mt Lebanon

Last week in the midst of a very busy time getting ready for two back-to-back out of state weekend trips to New York and Ohio, I needed some quick and healthy dinners to get me through the chaos.  When I think of fast service tacos my mind defaults to Las Palmas, Edgar’s Best Tacos, Doce Taqueria, Bea Taco Town, and El Burro. However, time and location are important factors to consider too (especially around rush hour). Since I was planning…

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Pork Belly and Pancake Pittsburgh Tacos at Bakn!

Pork Belly and Pancake Pittsburgh Tacos at Bakn!

Taco Blogging Above Pittsburgh in Mt Washington I am very excited to announce that I am all moved into my new place in Mount Washington.  I am currently sitting outside on my giant covered porch on a kitchen chair, sipping on a glass of wine, listening to Atlas Genius’ Pandora  station with a giant step ladder as my laptop table all while blogging away about my most recent taco experience.  Although this may look awfully strange, the set up is…

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Big Bacon Tacos – Enjoying Pittsburgh Pork Belly Tacos at Insurrection AleWorks

Big Bacon Tacos – Enjoying Pittsburgh Pork Belly Tacos at Insurrection AleWorks

Work, Nap, Run, Taco Time On a Friday night after work, a nap and a mile run I built up an appetite for tacos. I knew Nate and I would be getting tacos for dinner, but it was a last minute decision to go to Insurrection AleWorks.  We had received word from a friend that they were having tacos on special this weekend.  Since they do not have tacos on their everyday menu (once every 2-3 weeks tacos will be…

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Authentic Tacos in Pittsburgh at El Milagro, Surrounded by Spanish Speakers

Authentic Tacos in Pittsburgh at El Milagro, Surrounded by Spanish Speakers

If you’re looking for the one of the most authentic mexican joints in the ‘Burgh, than I have a place for you to try! Two Sundays ago Nate and I were invited to a Pittsburgh meetup for advanced Spanish speakers. (Now I am in no way advanced in my Spanish, but I do plan on touching up on my Spanish in the future. I had the opportunity to practice some Spanish in Argentina two years ago and I definitely want…

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Taco Tuesday? More Like Taco Twosday in Pittsburgh!

Taco Tuesday? More Like Taco Twosday in Pittsburgh!

Last Tuesday, I had the day off from work after seeing the epic Penguins game against the Capitals that included 8 TOTAL goals (6 of them Pens!) and Malkin pulling off a hat trick ALL in one period. Since Nate and I did not have time to get tacos before the Pens game, or during (side note: across from our seats we saw the täkō sign! Tacos! At the game!  However, if you follow us on Twitter and Facebook you’ll…

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Hitchhiking for Tacos in Pittsburgh

Hitchhiking for Tacos in Pittsburgh

I have now been to Hitchhiker Brewing Company more than most of my friends that live in the South Hills, and I do not even live close to there. I love this place! I discovered my favorite beer of all time here, Yeoman, a fresh hopped IPA brewed right here by Hitchhiker.  The fresh hops put into this American Pale Ale came from a hop farm near Slippery Rock and it really knocked my socks off! Hitchhiker Brewing is where I also…

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Tacos from the Top of Pittsburgh…at Bigham Tavern

Tacos from the Top of Pittsburgh…at Bigham Tavern

A few Fridays ago, I had my mind set on Thai Spoon in Dormont because I heard it is amazing and love trying out new restaurants. However, last minute I started to think of other restaurants I haven’t tried yet.  On my list of places to go was Bigham Tavern.  When I looked at the menu and saw Bigham Tavern had a taco section I was set on that.  I also read that Bigham has bar games so I was equally…

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Back to Pittsburgh Tacos at Totopo!

Back to Pittsburgh Tacos at Totopo!

Totopo Tacos! Last week, I chose to try out Totopo on 660 Washington Road, Pittsburgh in Mount Lebanon’s uptown area after hearing fantastic reviews from friends.  I had never heard of Totopo before, and I had no idea what to expect.  I didn’t ask friends what was good or not at Totopo, I just went in cold (but of course leaning towards tacos!).  Now, after my first visit I have so much to share with you guys and I don’t…

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Colorful leaves, fun bike ride and Las Palmas TACOS!

Colorful leaves, fun bike ride and Las Palmas TACOS!

Last Wednesday, I had the day off from work.  With the temperature in the mid 70s, I thought it would be a good idea to take the bicycle out on the trail to see the colorful fall leaves.  Since I would be biking in the city Thursday I decided the Montour Trail would be the trail to explore that day, and the trip was of course planned around finishing the day at Las Palmas in Brookline. (note: that link takes…

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Mexi Casa….Tacos Straight Outta Dormont

Mexi Casa….Tacos Straight Outta Dormont

After the taco filled trip out in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, the very day after I returned I went to a Taco Tuesday at Mexi Casa in Pittsburgh.  Four taco stops in five days! Mexi Casa was not my original plan for that day, I was supposed to bike and meet friends in the Strip District for lunch at Casa Reyna and then have wings in Dormont for dinner.  However just when I was about to lock up my…

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