On the other hand, America's guacamole was unanimously our least favorite item. It was clearly mashed by hand, and the ingredients were very fresh, but the texture didn't take full advantage of the avocado's earthy flavor and natural creaminess. It's as with peanut butter, where some folks prefer creamy over chunky or vice-versa. I'm a "creamy" girl, and America's guac is anything but. Crammed with broad chunks of diced tomato and onion, one small dollop practically weighs a chip down to the breaking point. The chips were better paired with a side of America's lard-free beans, which were as rich and creamy as a thick soup.

The lone dessert, America's homemade flan, was solid if not a standout. There was just a trace of egg flavor (my flan pet peeve) in the first bite, after which the gelatinous dessert dissolved in a velvety heap on the tongue. For a sweet ending I preferred the horchata, which tasted like gourmet rice pudding in a glass, or America's corn. Slathered with cream and rolled in cotija cheese, this is not your typical State Fair corn-on-the-cob. The corn arrived juicy and piping hot. I confess my poor neighbors were squirted a few times as my teeth raked through the savory layer of cotija and cream to the plump, sweet white kernels below. I cleaned the cob so thoroughly that I was obliged to go back and purchase another ear for the road.

Where's the beef? At America's Taco Shop, where carne asada is the house specialty.
Jackie Mercandetti
Where's the beef? At America's Taco Shop, where carne asada is the house specialty.

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America's Taco Shop

2041 N. Seventh St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Category: Restaurant > Mexican

Region: Central Phoenix

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Torta: $5.95
Quesadilla de carne asada: $4.50
America's corn: $2.50
Homemade agua fresca: $2.50
America's Taco Shop
2041 North Seventh Street
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday

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In fact, looking around at the crowds that packed both indoor and outdoor seating areas on every one of my visits, I'd be surprised if there was much food left on anyone's plate. It's all good to the last bite.

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Pat
Pat

My Husband and I went and had lunch there,neither one of us were very impressed by their food. It was very over priced for the amount of food that they serve. The hot sauce wasn't very hot I had to use add bottle hot to there sauce to get any flavor,also the price for bottle coke was 3.50 way too much! But I did notice we were the only hispanics eating there thats should of been a clue about the food. Also I did't like their service, the server seemed upset that we had order more tacos, they add very little meat for the price. Will we give another try? No!

P Town Digger
P Town Digger

I have eaten at America's three times. The first two times the food was good, but not fantastic. The third time, I stopped for a breakfast burrito. Waited 20 minutes to get my food. I was the only one in the restaurant. As I was leaving, I noticed that the counter attendant who had just handed me my burrito was now outback of the restaurant throwing up. Needless to say I will not be going back for the upchucka, err machaca, burrito.

 
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