This was not my first time at Vatos Tacos. In fact, I visited when there was only a location in Fort Collins. They opened a second store in my town of Loveland, at The Foundry. I am next door right now, typing on my Chrome book at Colorado Coffee Company, my go-to coffee shop.
I have been to Vatos Tacos a half dozen times or so. It’s the perfect place to come while doing a little bar hopping in downtown Loveland. Tacos soak up the booze well! Plus, you can keep up the crawl here with a little something from their full bar. Yes, a full bar! I’ve had tequila here and unfortunately, it is served in a plastic cup, which is probably COVID-19 related, but it takes away some of the fun of drinking here.
In the past, I’ve come with friends, but today I ate by myself, with purpose. I ordered a mango chorizo taco, an al pastor taco and a carne asada taco.
First, these are very pretty tacos. There’s a lot of stuff on top including the basic cilantro and onions, but also cabbage, tomatoes and crema. They are sort of traditional, but traditional plus, plus!
The tacos range in price from $2.75 to $4. They are not served with two tortillas, so it was impressive that these tacos didn’t break, not once.
I liked the mango chorizo the best. I love good chorizo and this was great stuff. I don’t see chorizo as an option at a lot of taco joints so this was different and delicious. The al pastor was okay, but the carne asada had large chunks of steak and was quite tasty.
Vatos Tacos + Tequila is a cross between a sit-down restaurant and a fast-food joint. With a HUGE patio, is the place to be during downtown Loveland’s summer lineup of events at The Foundry.
Vatos Tacos + Tequila, 270 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland, Colorado 80537
Happy Taco Tuesday!
Until next time, long live chorizo, and long live tacos!