Thursday, November 19, 2009
Bros Tacos, Corner of Ontario and Morris
I was on the way to Capital Q today to pick up a pound of pork when I passed Bros Tacos which is located at 319 Ontario. I had heard a couple good things about the place, so I decided to give it a whirl.
The first thing I noticed when I entered the establishment was this awesome t-shirt being offered for sale.
I am totally going to buy one of these. I love the Albany skyline and classic NY plate.
Reading the menu I was glad to see that Bros has options other then Taco Bell-esque crispy tacos filled with vaguely spicy meat sludge. They are peddling more traditional offerings wrapped in a couple of soft corn tortillas. I decided to sample a couple Bros Carne "Specialty Tacos" which included carne asada, salsa roja, pico de gallo, and avocado-lime sauce. On the menu we also have fish, shrimp, chicken, bbq chicken, pork, veggie, and American tacos (ground beef and cheese). I had to get mine to go, so here they are in a takeout container.
I thought these were really very good. The tortillas were very good quality, soft and full of corn flavor. There was a generous helping of flavorful meat and the sauces were aggressively spicy. I would definitely execute another expedition to Bros as these were the best tacos that I have had around these parts lately. In addition to the tacos, I ordered the wife a chicken burrito. In size it was roughly as gargantuan as a Bombers Burrito , maybe a little smaller.
I will have to issue an edit as my wife is not home yet, so I haven't cracked the burrito open.
Aside from tacos and burritos the menu also includes quesadillas, nachos, burgers, salads, tostadas, and darn it all, tamales. You know that I am a tamale freak, but I didn't notice this on the menu until after I left. I will definitely try them out next time I go. As for prices, the two tacos and burrito cost me about 14 dollars, really not that bad. I thought the food was worth the price. Give Bros Tacos a go if you are in that neck of the woods. Definitely quality grub to be had.