Costra and tacos at Taquería Orinoco

For lunch we did Taquería Orinoco, a bustling spot renowned for its tacos and costras.

The “Trompo” taco, a classic al pastor with a slice of pineapple, was a delightful experience. The combination of the savory, slightly spicy meat with the sweet, tangy pineapple created a flavor profile that was both unique and delicious. It’s the kind of taco that makes you understand why al pastor is a crowd favorite.

We also tried the “Especiales Chicharron.” While the concept was intriguing, the chicharron itself was a bit too hard for our liking. However, the accompanying potatoes were a pleasant surprise, perfectly cooked and seasoned, adding a nice balance to the dish.

The standout feature of Taquería Orinoco, though, was the impressive variety of salsas. The array of choices allowed us to customize our tacos to our individual tastes, adding an interactive and fun element to the meal.

The restaurant’s aesthetics were reminiscent of In-and-Out Burger, with bold red fonts against a white background.

This simple yet effective design gave the place a vibrant and welcoming feel.

Overall, we’d rate our food experience a solid 3 out of 5. While not every dish hit the mark, the Trompo taco and the salsa variety made our visit worthwhile. Taquería Orinoco is a decent choice for those looking to explore the diverse world of tacos.

Location of Taquería Orinoco:
Av. Álvaro Obregón 179, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX