Words: Shamim de Brún
El Grito, long known for its value-focused menu, has just launched a second venture in the hip and happening venue, this time in Rathmines.
Fresh, quick and comforting, tacos have fast become a staple of the common Dubliner’s diet. Whether you take your tortillas blue with a side of the city’s best guacamole, washed down with the best margaritas on a Sunday we all love a taco treat, or out the back of a truck in the Naul you can’t beat a good taco time.
Despite the rising cost of living crisis, both the original in Mountjoy and the new guy in D6W both have entry-level tacos that come in at €2.50 a pop. That’s four tacos for a ten euro baby. Deal of the week or bargain of the century? It’s hard to tell. One thing we do know though, is we have not seen any cheaper anywhere in a long time.
For context, most tacos kick off a three-euro-something a pop and climb steeply. They can sometimes hit a fiver a pop for the more artisanal ones. While there is definitely space in life for a five-euro taco on occasion, these €2.50 tacos have the bargain seekers hot under the collar.
These tacos literally are cheap as chips, but the quality is still tasteable. El Grito has made its name as a Mexican taqueria. It has garnered a cult following since its days in Temple Bar. All of its tacos, tortillas and tortas are on the more affordable end of the spectrum. To top it off it is genuinely more authentic than many others in the city.
What sets them apart is their tortillas. Mexican tortillas at El Grito are small and made from stone ground corn. For their tacos these are then filled with your choice of well-seasoned, succulent meat and topped with red onion, fresh coriander, and grilled onions. If you want to level it up, you can add some of their homemadehomemade salsa. And finally, for the whole experience, give your tacos a hit of fresh lime from the wedges out on offer.
It’s a perfect taco experience for only €2.50, making them quite possibly the best value tacos in the city. Check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think.
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