Taco Del Mar

After church yesterday Norm and I tried a new restaurant. Taco Del Mar is located in North Scottsdale. I got an e-mail from the Lunch Club for 20% off our entire bill. That’s a great incentive to try a new restaurant.

This was more like a fast food restaurant, but it was the best Mexican fast food I have found in Scottsdale. We both ordered the two taco combo plate with beans and rice. One of the things I liked about this place right away was that you can choose between softshell or hard shell tacos and between flour or corn tortillas. I rather enjoy corn tortillas, but most hard shell varieties are not worth eating. So I chose the softshell corn tortilla for my tacos and it was wonderful! These were tacos filled with shredded beef and it was real beef. Very delicious and very filling. Norm was able to finish his meal, but I could not eat all of my beans and rice but I did manage to eat both tacos.

I highly recommend Taco Del Mar because it was both delicious and economically priced. We will return to this place soon.


  1. pj
    Jul 10, 2006

    Send me a Taco!

  2. Colin
    Jul 13, 2006

    Taco del Mar… In English, that is Taco of the Sea.

    You smugly assume those were beef tacos you ate.

    But sea cow typed into wikipedia comes up with manatee.

    So, one MUST conclude (using Johnny Cochran-like logic):

    She entered the Taco of the Sea,
    To see how the food would be.
    She ordered a meal,
    which she ate with great zeal,
    and consumed a poor manatee!

    Sorry about that… Better than a dead mouse in your chili, though.

  3. Karen of Scottsdale
    Jul 13, 2006

    😆 Colin, you are too funny! 😆

  4. julie woodman
    Jul 16, 2006

    But where is the mole????

    When I attended Phoenix Junior college a million years ago (there was only one at that time!), every Thursday, enchiladas en mole was on the menu. At every Mexican restaurant, the combinacion included an enchilada en mole. (And in those days, going to a little hole-in-the-wall cantina on S. Central was no big deal.)

    In Chicago, it was no problemo to get enchilada (or chicken) en mole.

    But when I returned to Phx in the 70s, the Taco Bell revolution had occurred & mole had been disappeared from the menu.

    Bummer!!!! 👿

  5. Colin
    Jul 16, 2006

    Go 3.5 hours south to Puerto Penasco, Sonora, MX, and you will find all of the mole you can eat. Rocky Point Rocks!

  6. Colin
    Jul 16, 2006

    3.5 hours south of Phoenix, that is.