Recently, I had the pleasure of going to Taco Beach Shack with some amazing friends for a friend’s birthday. Taco Beach Shack is an outdoor restaurant. They have freshly made salsa and guacamole with specially seasoned local fish, meat and chicken-stuffed tacos. They also have burritos, fajitas, nachos and enchiladas. They also have a collection of domestic and imported Mexican beers as well as margaritas and sangria. You will find live musicians who entertain the crowd. There are couches and picnic tables around the restaurant for guest seating. There are mass amount of sand on the ground that gives you a being on the beach feeling.
When we got there, it was packed but we were able to be seated. The host sat us in a cute cabana that had couches and colorful pillows. The first time I went to Taco Beach Shack, I got the Korean Short Rib & Kimchi Slaw. It was amazing. It was sweet and yet it had a nice kick to it. Yummy Yum! But today I’m here to talk about their Carnitas Burrito. A quick cultural lesson carnitas, literally “little meats,” is a dish of Mexican cuisine originating from the state of Michoacán. Carnitas are made by braising or simmering pork in oil or preferably lard until tender. Class is dismissed. Each burrito is made with rice, black beans, loads of cheese, fresh cabbage and our homemade pico de gallo, topped with cilantro cream. You can get a burrito on either flour or whole wheat tortilla.
Guys, when I tell you that burrito was heaven made! It was so juicy and flavorful. Every bite was like an artistic masterpiece every bite had the right amount of meat and burrito fillings. The cilantro dressing that was drizzled on the top was amazing. I imaged my taste buds were having a wild party in my mouth as ate my burrito. Yummm Yummmmy in my tummy!! Let us get into a serious discussion about carnitas. I really believe that God made that pork with His own seasonings because it was straight fyah (translation: superb). It was full of flavor. It was moist and oh so tender.
The service was simply okay. Our waiter went missing a couple of times when we were looked for him. Also, Taco Beach Shack is horrible at answering their phone because my friend and I called the establishment looking to reserve tables but no one answered the phone.
My overall rating for Taco Beach Shack is four belly full out of five because of the service. If you are in the mood for Mexican food then go check out Taco Beach Shack.