|Beef and chorizo tacos at Tere's Latin Market|
I had noticed recent comments about Tere's Latin Market talking about tacos and other specialities that I don't remember from a visit in 2008. So I detoured there on Rte 40 one night on the way to Korean at Shin Chon Garden.
Back in the day, Tere's was just a small market. Now, there's a taqueria in the back. It's counter service with tacos, sandwiches, and some other dishes. For $2.50, I picked up a snack -- and found a great little place for Mexican food.
Start with the flavor. The first taco was al pastor. Diced pork on two fresh corn tortillas came through moist, fresh and spicy with chopped cilantro on top. Even the takeout packet came with sliced radish and cucumber, which crunched nicely in contrast.
|Tacos al pastor|
So I had to go back. Like the next day for lunch. I ordered up two tacos -- chorizo and beef. Again, moist, flavorful meat with spices. Chorizo was rich and greasy. (In a good way.) Beef was butchered right again and went great with squeezes of lime. There is a small bar of fresh salsas and chopped peppers and other vegetables. You can doctor them in the fashion that works for you.
Seriously folks, these were delicious tacos, and Tere's pairs them up with horchata -- the creamy, refreshing Mexican soft drink that makes a special meal. R&R Taqueria makes a magical meal in a gas station. Now, there is an Ellicott City option as well.
Now, I wonder if I just missed the taqueria when I walked through Tere's back in 2008. Kevin added Tere's to Urbanspoon back in 2010. What else have people enjoyed at Tere's? Do you know when the tacos started?
Tere's Latin Market
8525A Baltimore National Pike (Rte 40)
Ellicott City, MD 21043
NEAR: Tere's is on the east-bound side of the Rte 40. It's just east of Rte 29 and just before the traffic light with the Normandy shopping center. Look for the Quizno's. Tere's is on the end of the same shopping row. There is parking around back.