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Taco Tuesday in Tacoma: Try these from Hilltop Kitchen and Social Bar and Grill

Asparagus tacos from Hilltop Kitchen in Tacoma.
Asparagus tacos from Hilltop Kitchen in Tacoma.

With bars everywhere serving up taco Tuesday specials, I thought it time I started an occasional taco Tuesday spotlight. I’m searching beyond those ground beef tacos with the crunchy shells to find tacos with bigger flavors, better ingredients.

Today’s taco trip takes me to Hilltop Kitchen for veg-friendly candied lemon peel and asparagus tacos and tender-as-they-come steak tacos at Social Bar and Grill. Read more »


Dine in the sun: New taco trucks in Tacoma, Orting and Puyallup

A trio of tacos from Sonia's on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma.

What pairs well with unseasonably hot Northwest weather? Taco trucks. Usually it’s June or July before we get weather conducive to al fresco burrito dining, but our current stretch means two things: You must put on sun screen and you must go eat a taco outdoors. I have interesting news to report – two new taco trucks have popped up in unexpected South Sound neighborhoods. One is near Fircrest next to the Lowe’s, and the other is in sleepy downtown Orting. There also have been taco truck change-ups in Puyallup and Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood. Read more »


Carnitas lovers rejoice: Tacos Guaymas near Tacoma Mall reopened today

Chicken flautas at Tacos Guaymas, which reopened today four months after a fire closed the restaurant. Among the things to like about Tacos Guaymas is the slow simmered whole pinto beans.

It took four months instead of the six weeks they were expecting to reopen, but Tacos Guaymas on 38th Street is back in business.

A fire on Feb. 16 shuttered the popular taqueria near Tacoma Mall. An oily rag spontaneously combusted in the back of the restaurant and made a mess of the kitchen. The back area of the kitchen was fried, the menu board melted from the heat of the flames. Smoke damaged some of the booths. Owner Salvador Sahagun told me in March he thought it would take a month to repair the damage. As is so true in the restaurant world, one month usually turns into somewhere between three to nine months (wouldn’t it be great if an app could convert restaurant time into real-world time? I’d pay at least $4.99 for that app).

I visited today and saw the new menu board and the dining room looked like it had been fluffed and buffed. Read more »