As many foreigners living in Korea know, variety of food is difficult to come by here. In the U.S., we are used to being able to find any type of food by driving a maximum of about 20 minutes. In most cities in Korea, you can drive far and wide and only come up with a variety of Korean Foods.
And so, we’ve been the victims of several types of cravings over the past several months. Namely, we’ve really been missing Mexican food. Imagine our surprise when we discovered the best Mexican food either of us has ever tasted, right here in Korea.
Seoul is the capital city of Korea and by far the largest city. We were beside ourselves to find Mexican restaurants and resolved to figure out which was the best. So, we ate Mexican food not once, not twice, not even three times… but had that unmistakable flavoring a total of four times. And, it was amazing each time.
We were hoping to satisfy our cravings through this exercise, but I’m afraid they are only stronger since finding Taco Rico. Taco Rico sits on the South Eastern side of the city, and it’s not the easiest task to get there, but definitely worth the journey. Just ask Oscar Martinez, Taco Rico’s resident Chef, who comes all the way from… that’s right… MEXICO.
We were amazed at the authentic flavors we found at Taco Rico. Not to mention, the menu items that boast a 100% hand-made standard of excellence. On our way back to our hotel, we both tried to think of another Mexican restaurant that we had ever tried that could top it, and, we may be really deprived of Mexican food here, but we couldn’t think of a better Taco.
If you’re in the area and have the craving, head to Gangnam by taking the subway to Gangnam station via the Green Line (2). Take exit number 8, then head about a block and a half until you see the GS25. Take a left and follow the street around a left hand curve. Just on the other side you will see an Oasis of sorts… the depiction of a sombrero wielding Mexican, the answer to your prayers!
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Taco Rico 타코리코
서울특별시 강남구 역삼동 818-8
Price Range: W4-15,000
Tues-Sat 11-10 | Sun 11-3