STORY AND PHOTOS BY AUSTEN DIAMOND
Taco Time is the Best Time. Up Your Lunch Game.
hey’re like a blank canvas—warm corn or flour tortillas. Inside these circular edible envelopes you’ll find whatever inspires Chez Chef. From spicy al Pastor and mind-melting cabeza, to succulent citrus shrimp and sizzling chicken, you have plenty of options. And the fixins are just as diverse as the proteins. Salt Lake City has been gifted with tons of tenacious taquerias so you can up your lunch game. Whether you are on the go and need a utensil-less snack or you want to pair your meal with a salt-rimmed margarita, options abound downtown. Fresh fish taco of the day from T27 with slaw, cilantro lime crema and fresh lime.
Alamexo Tacos never seemed so swanky as they do at the upscale Mexican-themed Alamexo. After you begin your meal with a serving of guacamole assembled tableside, you’ll be dying to dig into the tacos. Generous servings of chicken, pork or beef arrive at your table in hot iron skillets. The construction is your creation, and however you roll, you surely won’t be disappointed. Don’t miss $1 tacos on “Taco Thursday’s,” served in the Alamexo bar weekly. 268 S State, 801-779-4747, alamexo.com
Taqueria 27 There’s a ton of buzz about “T27” (as many simply call it) and for good reason. Choose from the culinarily creative taco and guacamole of the day, sample an extensive list of 100-percent agave tequilas, and get loco with mole platters. But if you must prioritize, don’t miss the bevy of bodacious tacos, because that’s what put T27—now with three locations—on the map.
Tacos De Pollo at Alamexo: Adobo marinated chicken breast, queso Chihuahua, pico de gallo & salsa de cascabel.
149 E 200 South, 385-259-0940, taqueria27.com 14
downtown the magazine
fall / winter 2016