Taco Casa is a chain with 3 locations in Bali - Ubud, Seminyak, and Canggu.
I went to the one in Canggu but the menu offerings are all the same.
I was bright-eyed and bushy tailed…this was going to be my first taco after travelling for a few months since leaving Mexico. This was my first step into starting my global quest in the search for the best tacos in the world.
I couldn’t stop thinking about tacos, I was craving tacos, I needed tacos and I was really hungry. I ordered nothing else - but tacos.
They arrived - my mouth was sweating in drool. The presentation was ok…but I’ve had ugly tacos before and they were amazing. Never judge a taco by the way it looks.
One bite and well - this time, the looks matched the presentation.
If you’re looking for a 1980’s/90s version of a soft shell flour tortilla taco with chunky tomatoes, superabundant shredded lettuce, bad salsa, sour cream, cheddar cheese and generic tasting grilled chicken on meat that was likely cooked from frozen along with bland beans that the now defunct Chi-Chi’s restaurant chain made popular - than this is the place for you.
It’s a nice trip down memory lane of North American style soft taco that was once appealing to many after the popular Olde El Paso do-it-yourself hard shell tacos were popular in the 70’s and early 80s.
If you love Taco Casa in Bali, I highly recommend you get out there, explore your taco wanderlust and eat more tacos of all kind. Become enlighten with what a taco could be. Perhaps make a pilgrimage to Mexico. You may also want to follow this blog, sign up for the mailing list and learn more about the humble taco.
Now I still ate most of it, because I was hungry and really craving tacos so bad that I forgot to take video and pictures of the before. I did take a picture of the after so you can see that even though I was hungry and ate it, I’m not recommending you go through the same lacklustre taco experience.
I want to save you from eating bad tacos.
Skip this one. There are way better taco options out there.