The Taco Booth
The Taco Booth is an extremely popular taco place in Apgujeong-dong; there was an hour-long wait when we went there on a weeknight. It was so tasty that the wait was totally worth it, and now I want to revisit it soon.
The store's loud music makes you feel like you are in Mexico, and the atmosphere provides a pleasant location to meet and chat.
The Taco Booth is one of the most popular restaurants in Apgujeong, so you'll need to use the automated waitlist signup right as you arrive. On a Friday night at 7 o'clock, when we arrived, there were already ten teams ahead of us in line, and we were told to anticipate waiting another hour.
There were no available chairs to wait for, so we moved to the café next door to wait there. However, as soon as I placed my order, I got a notification and returned to The Taco Booth.
We were able to enter the restaurant around 30 minutes earlier than expected. When there are just one or two teams ahead of you in line, you will be skipped over if you are not in front of the restaurant so be aware of it.
The inside of the store wasn't very spacious, and the space between the tables was narrow, so there were plenty of seats compared to the space. You can also enjoy the breeze from the terrace through the open doors.
At The Taco Booth, you choose from the menu on the table and then go to the counter to place your order and pay in advance. We ordered the highly recommended Birria Taco, Carne Asada Quesadilla, and Dirty Fries.
We shared three and it was perfect for the two of us.
Birria Taco 13,000 won (2pcs)
The Taco Booth's signature menu, Birria Taco! The minimum order was 2 pieces, however, additional pieces can be ordered for 6,500 won each.
I was concerned that it wouldn't be to my liking because a few reviews claimed that the unusual flavor was overpowering, but I didn't detect any such flavor, and I liked the marinated beef and onions inside.
In case you don't like coriander, just let them know and they will serve it in a separate bowl.
Birria tacos are grilled tacos with a crisp outside and a chewy inside packed with beef and onions. Some people may find the salty flavor to be too much for their tastes.
Because I enjoy intense flavors, this dish was ideal for me. I was afraid that the filling would fall out if I used a knife to cut it, so I ate it with my hands while wearing disposable gloves.
You should eat carefully while holding a plate since the seasoning can fall off.
Carne Asada Quesadilla 12,000 won
Carne Asada Quesadilla is a cheese-filled quesadilla that goes well with both garlic sauce and sour sauce.
The quesadillas were as tasty as the Birria tacos since they were stuffed with a lot of meat inside. Beer would go perfectly with this dish.
Dirty Fries 9,500 won
Dirty Fries, came as a pleasant surprise due to the large serving size.
It's served with sauce poured over French fries. The sauce, which is topped with Cheongyang peppers, onions, and cheese, was quite delicious.
I was able to keep eating without becoming greasy thanks to the onions and cheongyang peppers on top. The fries went nicely with other dishes because they were not too heavy or salty.
Even on a weeknight, there was a line out the door for The Taco Booth. This place had me convinced it was an authentic Mexican taco place, and the food was so good that waiting was worth it.
The Taco Booth is an excellent choice if you're craving tacos in Seoul.
Address : 1F, 35 Dosan-daero 49-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-70-4133-1212
Operation Hours : Tuesday-Sunday : 11:30 - 21:30 (Break time 15:00 - 17:00)
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Writer : yr1028
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