Los Tacos de Don Gabino

Let’s talk street tacos, shall we? I mean who doesn’t like fresh, hot, simple, tasty, real tacos? I know I do, and I want to share with you a new venue to get some of those tasty tacos. Los tacos de don gabino is a food truck located in St. Helens that makes such tacos. I ordered three carne asada tacos with their Avacado salsa. My tacos arrived quite quickly, nicely organized on my plate, and was served with a couple of lime wedges. Taking in the aroma of the tacos I could smell cilantro, onion, fresh beef, spices, corn, and citrus. These things were smelling and looking pretty damn tasty. Taking my first bite (no salsa, or lime), and was greeted with a nice balance of corn, beef, onion, earthy, slight peppery flavors. Moist, chewy, crunchy, and firm textures presented themselves to me. Just after the first bite, I was already looking forward to the next few bites. I finished the taco and decided to clean my palate so I could try the next taco with fresh lime juice. This is where the taco went to the next level, as the acid in the lime juice brought out a little more spice flavor from the meat, and complemented the earthy flavor of cilantro quite well. Taco number two was tastier than taco number one, but I move forward to try the last one with the Avacado salsa. Cleaning my palate again, I dressed the third and final taco with the lime juice and salsa. This is where that taco evolved, right in front of me. Taking that bite was an explosion of flavor, the previous two tacos were missing. Peppery, spicy, slight heat, citrus, salty, corn, earthy, all the flavors had been enhanced and rejuvenated with that combo of lime and Avacado salsa. After finishing the final taco (and was quite stuffed at this point) I wanted more of those flavors. I had to hold off until next time as I didn’t have any room left to devour more tacos. Taking my first bite (no salsa, or lime), and was greeted with a nice balance of corn, beef, onion, earthy, slight peppery flavors. Moist, chewy, crunchy, and firm textures presented themselves to me. Just after the first bite, I was already looking forward to the next few bites. I finished the taco and decided to clean my palate so I could try the next taco with fresh lime juice. This is where the taco went to the next level, as the acid in the lime juice brought out a little more spice flavor from the meat, and complemented the earthy flavor of cilantro quite well. Taco number two was tastier than taco number one, but I move forward to try the last one with the Avacado salsa. Cleaning my palate again, I dressed the third and final taco with the lime juice and salsa. This is where that taco evolved, right in front of me. Taking that bite was an explosion of flavor, the previous two tacos were missing. Peppery, spicy, slight heat, citrus, salty, corn, earthy, all the flavors had been enhanced and rejuvenated with that combo of lime and Avacado salsa. After finishing the final taco (and was quite stuffed at this point) I wanted more of those flavors. I had to hold off until next time as I didn’t have any room left to devour more tacos. I am glad I reviewed this place, as I now have another place to get tacos, that are a little different than the other places.