New Mexican Taco Stand in Steamboat Springs – Taco Del Barco.
Every town needs a taco stand. Steamboat Springs now has one. I’m not talking about a Mexican restaurant, we have those. I’m talking a taco stand. I’m talking about a place you can walk up to, smell the sautéed meat cooking on the griddle, immerse yourself in Mariachi music, order up a couple Carne Asada tacos, slap down a $5, wring out some lime and feast on some flavors authentic to Mexico. It’s like a quick time-travel to Mexico city for lunch. Now in Steamboat Springs, you can do that . . . almost.
My hopes were high as I walked up to the new Steamboat Springs taco stand on Monday at 12:26 fittingly named Taco Del Barco (The ’Boat’s Tacos, in Spanish). Almost everything I had envisioned rang true. Almost. Overall, the flavors of my Carne Asada were very good. The steak was tender and very juicy. The onions, peppers and other flavors used were fresh and tasty. The corn tortilla was warm. It was a great lunch and very yummy. But, there was no music and it cost me $5.50 for two tacos and my belly is not full.
To me, tacos stands are about value and tasty, fast Mexican food. I know I’m in the resort town of Steamboat Springs, but still, I expect to have a full stomach for around $5-7 dollars – especially at a taco stand. This was not the case at Taco Del Barco in Steamboat. I could have eaten 2 more. But that would have been an $11 Carne Asada lunch. So, my review of the new Mexican Taco Stand in Steamboat Springs – Taco Del Barco, a good start but they need some Mexican music and either larger portions of lower the prices to $2 each for taco’s.
Tacos del Barco is located in front of the Space Station at 7th Street and Lincoln Avenue. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights.
See the write up in the Steamboat Pilot.
Charlie (your Local Steamboat Realtor)