Name of Restaurant: Taco Rico Taqueria
Address: No. 85 Minsheng Road, Cianjin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.) 886
高雄市前金區民生二路85號, Kaohsiung 886
MRT: R9 Central Park
Hours: Tue-Sun: 11:30AM-2PM, 5PM-9PM
Vegetarian Options: Yes
English Menu: Yes
English Service: Yes
Average Cost Per Person: $50NT to $200NT
GPS Coordinates: 22.625151,120.295647
Great Mexican food has once again returned to Kaohsiung. The gods were smiling upon us when the great people over at Taco Rico decided to reopen their doors at a different location. The menu is much smaller, but there is no need to despair. This Mexican spots only serves tacos and boy do they make tacos well! As an added bonus, Taco Rico is possibly the cheapest foreign food restaurant in Kaohsiung. Each taco is only $30-$40NT!
Taco Rico is mainly a carry-out only restaurant. The owner cooks everything on the menu at a stand on the sidewalk. There is one table with six chairs next to the kitchen where customers can sit and enjoy their meal. However, I think it would be much more pleasant to take the tacos to Central Park to eat.
What to Eat
Honestly, everything here is amazing! The corn tortillas are hand pressed and the ingredients are perfectly fresh and deliciously seasoned. In our group, we tried the shrimp tacos, fish tacos, pork tacos, beef tacos, salad tacos, and fried vegetable tacos. We couldn’t complain about any of them. Overall, I think the fish, shrimp, and salad tacos got the most votes, but at the risk of sounding like a broken record, you can’t go wrong with any of the tacos from Taco Rico.
By Scooter: Head south on Jhongshan Road. Turn right onto Minsheng Road. Two blocks past the end of the park, Taco Rico will be on your left.
By MRT: Take the red line to R9 Central Park. Go up the escalators at Exit 1 and turn right. At Minsheng Road (the road at the top of the park) turn left. Walk about 1 kilometer and Taco Rico will be on your left.