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Taco Taxi's tacos al pastor: 100 Favorite Dishes

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As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2010, coming this week, The Hot Dish is serving up a hundred of our favorite local dishes. Send your own nominations to [email protected]



No. 16: Taco Taxi's al pastor taco
When you're looking for the most delicious and cheap meal in town, head to Taco Taxi (1511 E. Lake St.) and order the tacos al pastor. The pork is perfectly marinated (check out the spit behind the counter with the pineapple on top) and placed on a double bed of fresh tortillas. Top it "Mexican style" with cilantro, onions, and salsa and you've got one of the best tacos in town. The meat melts in your mouth, and the sweet marinade mixes perfectly with the kick of the salsa. Taco Taxi is open until 3 a.m. on the weekends, making it one of our favorite places for late-night eats in Minneapolis. Good luck finding food this good anywhere else after bar close.

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 100: Volcano Salad at Tiger Sushi
No. 99: Eclair at Butter
No. 98: Moussaka at Gardens of Salonica
No. 97: "Flappers" at Colossal Cafe
No. 96: Bento Box at Obento-Ya
No. 95: Sausage, salami, onion, and green olive pizza at Black Sheep
No. 94: Crab Cake at the Kitchen
No. 93: Passion fruit cake at Pardon My French
No. 92: Kafé 421 Signature Dips
No. 91: Lutefisk at Landmarc Grill
No. 90: May Day Cafe Croissant
No. 89: Dowjic at Babani's
No. 88: Osso Bucco at the Modern Cafe
No. 87: Chef Shack Hot Dog
No. 86: Adult Mac & Cheese at Good Day Cafe
No. 85: Ropa Vieja at Victor's
No. 84: French Toast of the Dead at Chino Latino
No. 83: Uni at Origami
No. 82: Bagel at Common Roots
No. 81: Jasmine Deli's bánh mì
No. 80: Pho 79's bò cuốn lá nho
No. 79: Sweets Bakeshop's Kettlecorn Cupcake
No. 78: D'Amico Kitchen's Chicory Salad
No. 77: Be'wiched Deli pastrami sandwich
No. 76: La Grassa's lima bean appetizer
No. 75: Bulldog NE Tater Tots
No. 74: Pop's Swedish Meatballs
No. 73: Hot Plate's Caramel Apple French Toast
No. 72: Grand Cafe's Ham and Cheese
No. 71: Galactic Pizza's Thailander
No. 70: Jackson's milk chocolate gelato
No. 69: Patrick's Bakery and Cafe's tiramisu

No. 68: Punch's Chopped Italian Salad
No. 67: Red Stag's Smelt Fries
No. 66: Mancini's Grilled Garlic Bread
No. 65: Uptown Bulldog's Chicago Dog
No. 64: Crema Cafe's Sorbet Spritzer
No. 63: Matt's Bar Jucy Lucy
No. 62: Baker's Wife Doughnut
No. 61: Bar Abilene Guacamole
No. 60: St. Paul Cheese Shop Cheesemonger
No. 59: Fasika Vegi Sampler
No. 58: Sen Yai Sen Lek Lettuce Wrap
No. 57: Saffron Mini Lamb BLT
No. 56: Dominguez Family Restaurant Green Salsa
No. 55: D'Amico Bottomless Glass of Wine
No. 54: Pizza Luce Spinach Salad
No. 53: Barbette's Mussels
No. 52: New Scenic Cafe's Triple Berry Pie
No. 51: Birchwood Cafe's Cobbler
No: 50: Tanpopo's Mackerel Teishoku
No. 49: Town Talk Diner's Frickles
No. 48: La Sirena Gorda Ceviche
No. 47: Spring Grove Soda
No. 46: Subo pork candy
No. 45: Cocoa & Fig Carrot Cake Cookie No. 44: Kramarczuk's Holubets
No. 43: Midori's Udon Noodle Soup
No. 42: Key's Caramel Roll
No. 41: Blue Door Pub's Jiffy Burger
No. 40: Om's Wild Salmon
No. 39: Acqua's Ragu alla Bolognese
No. 38: Monte Carlo's Chicken Noodle Soup
No. 37: Hong Kong Noodle's e-fu noodles
No. 36: Cheeky Monkey's Kale
No. 35: Northeast Social's Rosemary Panna Cotta
No. 34: Bradstreet's Moscato Gelee Float
No. 33: Rustica's Bittersweet Chocolate Cookie
No. 32: Vincent's Vincent Burger
No. 31: Brasa's Roasted Pork Sandwich
No. 30: Lucia's Farmers' Salad
No. 29: Anchor Fish & Chips Shepherd's Pie
No. 28: Craftsman's Charcuterie Plate
No. 27: Birchwood's Creamy Tomato Basil
No. 26: Modern Cafe's Pot Roast
No. 25: 112 Eatery's Bacon, Egg, and Harissa Sandwich
No. 24: Liberty Custard's Turtle Sundae
No. 23: Evergreen's Mock Lemongrass Beef
No. 22: Bull Run's Coffee
No. 21: Cake Eater's Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcake
No. 20: Il Gatto's Insalata Rucola
No. 19: Grand Szechuan's Chung King Chicken
No. 18: Phillip's Prairie Organic Vodka
No. 17: The Wedge's Chartreuse Smoothie