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Taco Tuesday: Check out Taqueria El Grande in Tacoma

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In the way back, Taqueria El Grande operated in the parking lot of a convenience store at the corner of 72nd/Park in Tacoma. Now, it’s a full-fledged taqueria inside that convenience store with a menu of portable taqueria eats and one of the city’s best salsa bars.

My go-to order at Taqueria El Grande always is the carnitas tacos. Slow-cooked pork is finished on the flat top and I appreciate that the grill cook always griddles the carnitas until they have crispy edges. The taqueria also has a breakfast menu. The bacon breakfast burrito is the first one to try on that menu.

Don’t sleep on that serve-yourself salsa bar. Multiple salsas, pickled carrots, radishes and pickled cabbage. It’s worth a detour into that neighborhood, which is home to some of the area’s best taquerias. Go visit!

TAQUERIA EL GRANDE

Where: 7202 S. Park Ave, Tacoma; 253-472-5905

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