Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Truco Taqueria and Margarita Bar {Randhurst Village Mount Prospect}


When we learned that Randhurst Village would be adding a taqueria, we knew that we would have to make a pilgrimmage. Who doesn't like sampling a taco or two or three? A few weeks ago, we happened to have a slightly blah afternoon, so we knew we needed an adventure. After some brainstorming, we decided it was the right time to check out Truco Taqueria!

Tacos are definitely among my FAVORITE foods. I also love trying new spins on what can easily be taken for granted as a common food, so I was pretty eager to see Truco's menu. Boy, does Truco have taco choices--14 to be exact. In addition to tacos, tortas, gringas (burritos), salads, appetizers, sides, dulces (of course) and more fill out the menu! Good thing you are given salsa and chips to munch on while contemplating your choices.


I really had a difficult time choosing tacos. Yes, I did want choices but when give what you want.....Actually, it does put some fun in it! At Truco, you get 2 tacos for $7 which I think is pretty fair--they are filled up to the brim with fresh ingredients. The downside is that you cannot mix and match the two, you have to order two of the same combination. You can do two different sets of two for $14 but I normally can't eat that much. So, I eventually honed in on the Barbacoa de Polla which was full of braised chicken, watercress, purple onions, crema, quesa fresco and salsa cruda. Yum!

My husband tried the Chochinita Pibil which features Yucatan-style pulled pork, chile habanero and purple onions.


We both enjoyed our tacos but wished we could have mixed and match a little more. Frankly, two tacos were enough for each of us, so we really didn't want to order extra.

My daughter had tacos the night before at a friend's house, so she wasn't keen on having more on the day of our visit. She opted for salad and tried the Tijuana which is a spin on a Caesar. This is one place where Truco fell down on our visit. None of us were fans of the dressing on the salad--it had an odd taste.


I do like that Truco has become a fresh addition to the offerings at Randhurst Village. Located adjacent to the movie theater, it makes for a nice meal option before or after heading to the movies. The food is casual but elevated. The restaurant interior is laid back yet sleek. We love the taco options and would like to try more. We would not order the salad again and stick with the more traditional Mexican options. Service was excellent. All in all a decent visit and a nice new addition to the area.

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
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