Tracker Pixel for Entry

​Let’s ‘Taco Bout’ Some of the Newer Mexican Favorites in the Area

All About Food | September 14th, 2022

By Rick Gion 

rickgion@gmail.com

In this land of hotdish and ham, it used to be a real pain to find something satisfyingly spicy in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Thankfully, there’s a much different menu here these days. So give a muchas gracias to the following establishments for greatly improving the scene.

Let’s start with El Vaqueros, which is a restaurant that opened for business a short time before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. And, just right before the pandemic hit, they closed for the winter season. It was presumed by patrons that it was the end for them.

Fortunately, they’re now back in business. Their specialties include birria tacos, chile rellenos, enchiladas, street tacos, and tortas. Just so you know, they’re one of the only places in the area that makes a proper chile relleno.

Be sure to look up El Vaqueros on Facebook to see their whole menu. The menu is small, but packs a punch.

Taqueria Chavez is a really colorful joint located on the main drag in Pelican Rapids, Minn. Specifically, it’s right off of Highway 59 near the turkey plant. Slow down, because you’ll not want to miss it.

Their specialties include birria tacos, enchiladas, sopes, tortas, and tostadas. The person at the front counter is usually the owner. She’s really friendly, so be sure to ask her for recommendations. In fact, she’ll insist on it. She knows how good the food is. There are folks who frequently drive from Fargo-Moorhead to eat there.

Look up Taqueria Chavez on Facebook by using the handle @chavez1taqueria.

Taco Revolution is a mobile food vendor that’s usually located somewhere just off of the eastern part of 32nd Avenue in south Fargo. They specialize in delicious items like arepas, empanadas, sopes, and tacos al pastor. It’s a favorite spot of the followers of the Fargo-Moorhead Eats Facebook group page. Their food is a mix of Latin American culture. As a bonus, the owners are super friendly.

Be sure to follow Taco Revolution on Facebook to find their current physical location. Look them up by using the handle @TacoRevolutionFargo.

Tacos Trompo is an authentic Mexican taqueria in deep south Fargo. They specialize in mostly street tacos, but do offer items like pozole, queso burritos, tamales, and sometimes chile rellenos. If your employer is located in that area, it’s a great spot for a quick lunch.

Check out their Facebook page for daily specials and other information.

These four new hot spots should keep you busy for a while. There are definitely more I could write in-depthly about including La Unica’s new location in south Fargo and Mas Tequila, a really great restaurant in West Fargo. Sol Avenue Kitchen in Moorhead also makes some great Asian-fusion tacos.

The editors only give me so much space to write about food in this newspaper though. I’ll save it for later. Right now, it’s taco time. Grab a cerveza or Jarritos, and let’s eat.

__________________________________

YOU SHOULD KNOW

El Vaqueros is located at 3001 13th Ave. S. in Fargo

Taqueria Chavez is at 601 N. Broadway, Pelican Rapids, Minn.

Taco Revolution (mobile vendor) is usually located somewhere

just off of 32nd Ave S in Fargo

Tacos Trompo is located at 4265 45th St. S. in Fargo, N.D.

___________________________________

Rick Gion administers a Facebook group page called “Fargo-Moorhead Eats” that’s dedicated to the area’s great cooks and cuisine. Check it out, join, and feel free to post items about your local culinary adventures and home cooking.








Recently in:

By Laura Simmonslaurasimmons2025@u.northwestern.eduSummit Carbon Solutions approached North Dakota land owner Kurt Swensonin August 2021, requesting to lease out Swenson’s land to sequester, or store, carbon dioxide underground…

By Sabrina Hornungsabrina@hpr1.comExhibit recreates and examines the iconic bar’s legacyThere’s something to be said about a good bar. The really good ones serve as a sort of community living room, bringing folks from all walks…

Saturday, December 10, doors 8pm, show at 9pmThe Aquarium, FargoHeavy fuzz rock straight outta Fargo with Hevvy Swetter and Prediction of the Witch.“Closely related to stoner rock, it tends to focus upon downtuned, heavy guitar.…

By HPR Staffsubmit@hpr1.comOur opinion: How can it be 17 years?It’s hard to believe that Ralph’s has been gone for 17 years. I was lucky enough to experience the tail end of its legacy, though technically I wasn’t old enough…

By Ed Raymondfargogadly@gmail.com A Critical Fact: To Fully Understand a Country, One Must Know Its HistoryWe have state legislatures attempting to prevent pre-schools through universities from teaching the real history of our…

Well shiver me timbers. After weeks of sampling some of the finest drinks in F-M from more bars than we could shake a belaying pin at, the results of High Plains Reader’s 6th Annual Cocktail Showdown are in! For nine weeks,…

By Rick Gionrickgion@gmail.comAs someone who’s written a lot of feature stories and press releases, it’s tempting to write something cheesy as a lead for this month’s column. But, instead, this column will actually feature…

By Martin Beckmanbeckmanniscool@gmail.comSpec is a new hardcore band from the Fargo area featuring Josh on guitar, Ethan on vocals, Austin on guitar, Landon on bass and Robby– drummyboy. Spec has been creating waves with their…

By Greg Carlsongregcarlson1@gmail.com“Citizenfour” Oscar-winner Laura Poitras profiles photographer and activist Nan Goldin in “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed.” Like its talented subject, the movie cannot be confined to a…

By Sabrina Hornungsabrina@hpr1.comIf you’ve ever driven down the Enchanted Highway, the 32-mile ribbon of road connecting Regent to Gladstone in western North Dakota, home to the world’s largest salvaged metal sculptures,…

By Jessica M. Hawkesjmhawkes84@gmail.comIt wasn’t long after the founding of the railroad and river town of New Rockford that entertainment venues started to put down their own roots. Its population bolstered by booms of nearby…

By Sabrina Hornungsabrina@hpr1.comCharlie Berens is a man of many hats. The creator of the “Manitowoc Minute” is a newsman, comedian, writer and musician. We had the opportunity to speak with the Wisconsin native about his new…

By Kris Gruberperriex1@gmail.comSpring is here (mostly), and our area is buzzing with people eager to get back out and about -- many newly vaccinated and feeling a bit safer. Partnering with Jade Events, Fargo Brewing is just…

By John Showalter  john.d.showalter@gmail.comThey sell fentanyl test strips and kits to harm-reduction organizations and…

By Sabrina Hornungsabrina@hpr1.comPhoto by: Michelle Tait, Memory Makers Old Time PhotographyIn August URL Radio personality Stacy Sturm knew she wanted to do something for Halloween. She tossed around the thought of a Halloween…

By Waylon Hedegaardretiringwithcats@gmail.comFor all those who still decry my departure from the Evangelical/Fundamentalist Christian faith, understand that I will never return. I see the examples you set and want no part of…