This past week, we had the pleasure of taking a trip into Boston for a few nights. We had so much fun gallivanting, trying different restaurants, and walking the gorgeous tree lined, cobblestone streets. On our last night in town, we headed over to Loco Taqueria located in South Boston. Being taco fanatics, we were super excited about trying out all their amazing menu options, and they did not disappoint.
We started out with 2 Palomas, which were not on the cocktail menu, but the bartenders were more then happy to make. The Paloma is a tequila based cocktail, prepared by mixing tequila with grapefruit juice. These cocktails were super pink and cute, and above all, refreshing! It was the perfect start to our experience at Loco.
We decided to relax for a while with our cocktails before deciding to order. Being out-of-towners, we were anxious to try all that Boston had to offer, and snuck in a quick snack before heading to Loco. So, we were still a little full upon our arrival. The waitress Abby had no qualms about waiting for our bellies to clear before diving into our, idk, 6th meal of the day.
While sipping our pretty little drinks, we were able to scope out the aesthetics of the restaurant. This place is both aesthetically pleasing and totally Instagrammable! We loved everything about the ambiance. The exposed brick, the festoon lighting that hung down over the bar, the industrial ceiling piping, the rustic tables, everything!
After perusing the menu for a bit, we opted for the grilled street corn. We were delighted to learn that they were able to serve it off the cob. The corn was loaded with flavor. It was sweet, summery, and vibrant with a little bit of heat packed into each bite. The perfect way to start out the meal.
After tasting this delicious corn, we were even more anxious to try some TACOS! They have so many taco options, from grilled zucchini, to root beer braised chicken, to blackened swordfish. We could have easily ordered one of each, but we went for the baja fried fish, the carne asada, and the cola pork carnitas. The fried fish on the baja taco was perfectly fried. The pickled cabbage, the avocado, and the pineapple aioli gave it just the right amount of freshness. The pork taco was both of our favorite (although they were all delicious). They did not skimp out on the meat. The pork was piled high. The orange and pineapple salsa brought a fresh vibrancy to the dish. Last, but certainly not least, the carne asada. I mean, who doesn’t love a steak taco? Top it with chimichurri and it’s a match made in heaven.
We were stuffed full of tacos and skipped out on dessert, but def had to try the Little Devil and The Britney margaritas. These drinks were polar opposites. The menu description of the Little Devil (pictured below) was spot on… Wicked Hot, but surprisingly refreshing at the same time. The Britney gave us that summery feel, with watermelon and mint, what’s more summery than that?!
If roaming around South Boston, and a taco and margarita craving suddenly hits, this is your spot!! Every aspect of this place left us wanting more. Make sure to say hi to Rachel, Loco’s leading lady on your way in, she was fabulous.