Taco Time (Metrotown)

Have you ever seen the Seinfeld episode called The Calzone?  In one part, Mr. Steinbrenner tells George that he ate turkey chili in a bread bowl for lunch everyday from 1973 to 1982… “First you eat the chili then you eat the bowl.  There’s nothing more satisfying than looking down after lunch and seeing nothing but a table.”

I have the same affection for a taco salad.  The taco salad at Taco Time at the Metrotown food court comes in a shallow but large crispy tortilla shell.  It’s got all of your major food groups… meat, veggies, carbs, and cheese and you can eat the bowl!  In fact, it’s practically heresy if you don’t eat the taco bowl.

The trick to eating a taco salad is being able to break off a piece of the taco shell without having everything fall apart.  Then, you need to ensure you get a little bit of each food group onto the shell and into your mouth without spilling it all over your shirt.

And just as Mr. Steinbrenner said, there’s nothing more satisfying than looking down after eating a taco salad and seeing nothing but the table.

If you’re not full from the taco salad, you can also get the artery clogging mexi fries deluxe.  I’m not sure who thought of topping mexi fries with cheese sauce, sour cream, taco beef, and salsa but they were brilliant.  Completely unhealthy but more satisfying than a handful of celery sticks.

About the service, I found it odd that there were 3 people “working there” but only one person was actually doing any work.  The person who took our order also made our food and took our money.  Not sure what the other 2 people were doing other than just standing there with a dazed look on their face.

Food:  3 / 5
Service:  3 / 5

4820 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC

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Posted on August 19, 2011, in Mexican, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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