4.046 Fish Tacos

Cycle 4 – Item 46

20 (Wed) February 2013

Fish Tacos


at Taco Amigo

-Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with MtG

Taco Amigo is a Mexican restaurant.  Having been around since 2005 (according to the sign), the small establishment – seating a maximum of 21 customers exactly – has become something of a landmark by virtue of relative longevity; not a single Mexican restaurant in Korea has lasted longer than a couple years, as far as I’m aware.

Located across from and perpendicular to Hamilton Hotel.  

Based on tonight’s visit, a first for me, I can report that the food, skewed toward Tex-Mex, was pretty good, good enough to warrant staying business.  The prices were reasonable: à la carte items between 4,000-8,000 won, set plates (main item plus rice and beans) between 12,000-15,000 won.  I’d go back for a quick bite.

For starters, I went with the Mexican fish tacos, which came in a pair, each wrapped in a double-layered soft corn tortilla, filled with fish sautéed (not deep-fried) in chili seasonings and topped with a sour cream dressing, plus onions and jalapeños.  The fish was mediocre, but it wasn’t too bad as part of the package.  6,500 won.

A few dashes of the excellent home-made hot sauce, 3 varieties available, helped.

Next, I had the chicken burrito, an appropriately oversized Mission-style behemoth stuffed to the point of bursting (literally) with chicken + rice + beans + the works.  Again, the chicken was mediocre, but it wasn’t too bad as part of the package.  7,500 won.



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