Yesterday was a seriously super rad day.
Work was bearable.
There was a delightful afternoon rain shower that kind of cooled off the hot nasty summer day.
I went and saw “Inception” (THAT MOVIE IS SPECTACULAR…except for all that unnecessary snow-mobile crap at the end)
And to top that all off, the lovely and talented Teresa of Mas Tacos was sweet enough to offer me an invite to the trial run or “soft opening” of her new stationary Mas Tacos shop!
First of all, the design aesthetic of her new place is beyond awesome.
Definitely Retro, but done in a smart way with a minimalist approach.
Her juke box is basically the best thing ever because:
1.) It’s free
2.) There are no record/song titles listed, so you just choose a letter and a number and see what happens! FUN!
The cacti situation was basically perfect.
This one made me wish I had flowers up in my do’.
This one was your typical “lean to the lefty”… AHEM.
And this guy was my buddy. He’s pretty.
ALSO, check out the light fixtures….so freaking smart…
It is truly the details that make a place interesting and beautiful.
Mas Tacos felt like home.
That sort of communal feeling of a tiny cafeteria or eating in a friends awesome living room.
WHO WOULDN’T WANT TO BUY TACOS FROM THESE ADORABLE LIL LADIES?
I asked Teresa if she was tired and this was her response!
Awwww….She’s so happy!!
Oh yeah. Delicious creamy-dreamy-magical-cool-that-fiery-mouth-off Hor Chata.
Always order this. It is god’s super special gift to the universe.
And now, THE TACOS!
TACO #1: Quinoa with roasted tomatillo salsa, potato, jalapeno, corn, red cabbage, sour cream, lime, and cilantro!
TACO #2: Fried Tilapia with spicy dill yogurt, red cabbage, red onion, fresh lime, and cilantro!
I took a lot of pictures. They are just so pretty.
So pretty IN MY MOUTH!
Don’t ask me to pick a favorite because I WILL NEVER PICK A FAVORITE.
I was pretty much in Taco Heaven.
Because baby jayzus loves me despite my persistant disbelief in him, she opened her shop up two blocks from my house!!!
That means there will be a lot more taco consumption in my future.
Like, I may stop cooking altogether.
The restaurant is gorgeous.
The jukebox helps you take your taco experience to the max.
I love the gold paint. I love the layout of the place.
I love the retro-tastic trash can that I didn’t get a photograph of but will at some point.
(Again, trust me it’s wicked cool.)
I think you have a winner here Teresa. Congrats!
I’ll still be looking out for the taco truck, but I’m so excited to be able to get tacos on MY schedule now.
Mas Tacos will be opening officially this coming Tuesday July 27th at 11am til 8pm!
732 McFerrin Avenue