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Totopo has a sister and her name is Tocayo.

Totopo has a sister and her name is Tocayo.

Tocayo translates to “namesake” in English. The new restaurant in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh, Tocayo, shares the same ownership as Totopo in Mount Lebanon -hence the name. But Tocayo has the opportunity to specialize its menu and really achieve a perfect mix between traditional Mexican cuisine and the urban high-end flare. I am happy to announce that one of the menu items they chose to focus on perfecting is none other than tacos. I chose to try out Tocayo…

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Back for Round 2 at Nauti Tacos.

Back for Round 2 at Nauti Tacos.

Remember when I told you that the tacos at Nauti Taco ended up being naughty and not nice? They were naughty because I was deeply interested in coming back to try more of their tacos. So here I am…writing my second post. You can find my first review by clicking here. Kevin and I are back again for round 2. At the end of the first post, I mentioned that I wanted to try the Chick Next Door, Beach Bum,…

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Bar, lounge, dining room, or patio tacos at Calavera Tap + Taco

Bar, lounge, dining room, or patio tacos at Calavera Tap + Taco

UPDATE: This restaurant has closed. It did not make it very long. In the middle of a hot summer week, I met my coworker, Cynthia, for lunch at a new taco spot in Warrendale called Calavera Tap + Taco. Coming to Calavera mid-week allowed us to easily pick seating anywhere at the restaurant. This included the indoor dining area next to the kitchen and wall decorations, a full bar and lounge adjacent to the 30 plus tequilas and mezcals, or…

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BA-CO for a Taco or 2 or 3

BA-CO for a Taco or 2 or 3

About two weeks before a major surgery, I went on a taco feast frenzy. The next stop on my list was to BA-CO, a restaurant in rotation at the Smallman Galley in the Strip District. This New American Restaurant serves artisan style tacos from a passionate chef, Tim Dominick, who has had many inspirations from his travels like California street tacos, Southern BBQ, and Latin flare. He has combined all of these styles to create the restaurant BA-CO and lay…

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House of 1000 Beers and 4 tacos.

House of 1000 Beers and 4 tacos.

In the beginning of January, I met my friend Steve at House of 1000 Beers for beers and tacos (a dynamic duo). This was my first visit to a House of 1000 Beers. They have two locations, one in New Kensington and the other in Warrendale. I made sure to clarify which one we were going to meet at since I am known for showing up at the wrong bar or location quite often. For instance, La Palapa in Southside…

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Expanding my fancy taco horizons at Carmella’s Plates and Pints

Expanding my fancy taco horizons at Carmella’s Plates and Pints

Last Tuesday after another 12.5 hour OR shift, I once again changed out of my scrubs quickly and made my way to my old stomping grounds in Southside.   Tuesday night can typically be a very good night for tacos thanks to alliteration (taco Tuesday!), so I was excited to hit up a place that I’ve been meaning to check out for awhile.  I had Carmella’s Plates and Pints in mind located at 1908 East Carson Street. I met my friend…

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BBQ Pittsburgh Tacos at Smoke in Lawrenceville

BBQ Pittsburgh Tacos at Smoke in Lawrenceville

In case you did not know this, I am a big planner. I plan where I want to get tacos usually a few days in advance based on work schedule, activities I have set to do on my days off and type of transportation.  About a week in advance, I planned on getting tacos with Nate after work on a Saturday.  I knew I had a busy week ahead of me with work, ultimate frisbee, self defense practice, biking, cooking…

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