Monday, May 21, 2012

Guero's Taco Bar: Austin: South Congress

After an hour of miscommunications, faux pas, and a lack of Lactaid, my friends and I finally decided to have dinner at Guero's Taco Bar.

Selling points:
-self-serve salsa bar
-known to have a fairly high celebrity siting rate (It must be good is Matthew McConaughey and Bill Clinton like it, right?)
El Jimador Margarita: "Made with El Jimador 100% Agave, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. The house favorite! $6.00"

This was a perfectly fine margarita, though I wouldn't have minded paying a buck or two less for it.

Head to the salsa bar to pick up your heart's contentful of chips and salsa 'n' fixin's:
Chips!

Tomatillo Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Red Salsa

I wish there'd been a really good roasted salsa, but I could eat pico de gallo for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so I was happy enough to guzzle six trips' worth of that stuff down.


The salsa bar also has pickled jalapenos and onions!

Chicken Alambres: "$12.39 [Tender beef or] Marinated chicken with bacon, bell peppers and onions, then grilled "al carbon". Fabuloso!"

Charro Beans closeup - I love getting this 'cause it's like a soup!  And look at that beautiful cilantro!
Closeup of marinated chicken

The food was yummy, a nice Tex-Mex place, and I love a salsa bar, but the appeal to the celebrities must be that the large size of this place allows for the possibility of some anonymity.  The food and salsas wouldn't be anybody's idea of the top tier Austin has to offer.

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