New Orleans may be known for its Louisiana Gumbo and other spicy dishes, but sometimes you just have a hankering for a good, old-fashioned taco. Those living at Springs at River Chase or Springs at Fremaux Town Center are in luck, as we have several local places that serve up great Mexican food. Whether you’re celebrating Taco Tuesday or are just out with friends and want something spicy and crunchy, these four options are sure to please.
Voted the Northshore's Best by Sophisticated Woman Magazine, Carreta's Grill serves up authentic, fresh Mexican food in both Covington and Slidell. At Carreta's, freedom is the name of the game, as you can create your own taco from a number of choices. Choose a Baja style, traditional or taqueria style taco, and fill it with traditional meats or chorizo, shrimp or fish. Carreta's Grill's tacos go great with a side of fresh made guacamole and a tasty margarita.
El Paso Mexican Grill has an extensive menu of tacos, which you can fill with beef, steak, chicken, carnitas, guacamole and more. The restaurant—with 15 locations across Louisiana—even has a signature dish, the puff taco—a large, crunchy tortilla filled to the brim with meat and veggies, and topped with Chili con Carne and cheese.
El Paso Mexican Grill often hosts mariachi bands, so call ahead to see if live entertainment will accompany your meal.
With a name like Felipe's Mexican Taqueria, you can be certain this restaurant knows tacos. The affordable two taco plate comes with your choice of protein topped with pico, beans, cheese, sour cream, chipotle ranch or cilantro-lime vinaigrette. As far as proteins go, Felipe's has it all. Two different chicken options, two pork meats, chorizo, steak, shrimp and fish are all available. Vegetarians can skip the protein and choose grilled, marinated veggies to fill their tasty tacos.
Check the daily drink specials, like $2 off specialty house cocktails on Mondays, and schedule your visit when the best bargains are available.
Fresh, urban, upscale and chic, Habaneros has a unique take on Mexican food, taking tacos to the next level. Maybe you’re in the mood for steak? Consider Prestige, a sirloin steak taco topped with avocado and pickled red onions. Is carne asada your favorite? Pair it with homemade chorizo in Habaneros' namesake taco. You can even find tacos stuffed with red snapper, sautéed shrimp and even bacon. Check the website for daily specials before you go!
Have you found a favorite local spot for tacos? Tell the rest of the Springs Apartments community in the comments!