The à la carte taco menu at Tin Lizzy's Cantina provides diners with an extensive list of affordable lunch options.
|Taco lunch at Tin Lizzy's Cantina - Atlanta, GA|
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|Spicy Cilantro Steak Taco - Tin Lizzy's Cantina - Atlanta, GA|
Filling up on chips and salsa was probably the reason why I limited myself to only two tacos. You'd think picking which two to try would be easy, but the à la carte taco menu was so extensive that I had calculate some pretty complicated mathematical equations in my head in order to come to a decision.
Since I'm not afraid of spicy food, I ordered a Spicy Cilantro Steak Taco ($3.49) filled with grilled steak, jalapenos, diced onions, and cilantro. Simple, flavorful, and with a distinct heat to it, this taco was actually quite filling. I slathered on some guacamole to help balance all the flavors and found myself wishing that I had ordered two of them.
|Korean Barbecue Pork Taco - Tin Lizzy's Cantina - Atlanta, GA|
To shake off that mild feeling of regret, I moved right on to my second taco, the Korean Barbecue Pork Taco ($3.29). This was one of the Specialty Tacos at Tin Lizzy's, and it didn't disappoint. The pulled pork was tender and the barbecue sauce had both a touch of sweetness and a touch of smokiness that I truly enjoyed. But what really made this taco memorable was the Asian slaw and spicy chili salsa that topped it. I don't normally go for slaw, but the crunchy texture and heat from the salsa pulled everything together and lightened up the pulled pork.
And, um, a little confession? I enjoyed the Korean Barbecue Pork Taco so much that I managed to convince Stephen to return to Tin Lizzy's with me for dinner later that same day! Those who know me really well that I don't like to have the same dish for successive meals, so the fact that I wanted to go back to the restaurant for more tacos says a lot.
Casey, thanks for meeting up with me for lunch! I hope we're able to get together again the next time I'm in Atlanta or if you decide to plan a trip up this way! PS. I told you it would be a few months before my review landed on the blog. ;-)
Tin Lizzy's Cantina
1540 Avenue Place
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 537-5355 | Map