As of this week the neighborhood around 7th Avenue and Missouri has a new option for Mexican cuisine and that's Mucho Macho Taco, the restaurant concept from of Chilean-born Daniel Maldonado and partner Aaron Miller. Valley diners may know the Maldonado as part of the two-man team behind the defunct-Tacos Atoyac team.
Mucho Macho Taco, located at 5341 N. Seventh Avenue, serves a selection of tacos, burritos, and tortas including a few off-the-wall options such as a bacon taco and grilled vegetable and hummus burrito.
The main section of the menu is selection of about a dozen tacos, each priced just below $3.
You can choose familiar combinations such as Skirt Steak Asada with grilled scallions, queso fresco, and pico de gallo or Crispy Baja Fish with cheddar cheese, chipotle creama, pico, and cabbage. But there are also some more unique choices including the Roasted Turkey Mole with celery, bacon slaw, and pecans and the Bacon taco with lettuce, pico, and creama.
Other options include burritos (carne asada, pastor, baja fish, pollo asado, vegetable and hummus, and bean and cheese), tortas, and the Schreiner's Rostarito Style Hot Dog made with bacon, pinto bean creama, paco, and avocado creama.
The bright but simple space features mustard yellow and red walls adorned with a smattering of eclectic artwork. A handful of tables allow diners to dine-in if they choose, though take-out may be a more enjoyable option as the restaurant offers little in the way of atmosphere.
Maldonado opened Tacos Atoyac with partner Pablo Lopez but the restaurant closed suddenly earlier this year. Since then Lopez has reopened the restaurant under a new name, Restaurant Atoyac Estilo Oaxaca, in the former Tacos Atoyac space.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
For more information about Mucho Macho Taco, visit the Mucho Macho Taco Facebook.