Hi everybody I’m Emily Perez from NotoriousMLE and I’m so happy to be here guesting at Glitter and Grunge. Claire does such a great job pointing out SacTown highlights that I thought I’d join the fun and take you on a Taco Tour of the Arden area. You like tacos, don’t you? Of course you do. So let’s go!
Our first stop is Chando’s Tacos. Located in a weird industrial strip west of the Capital City Freeway Chando’s blithely oblivious red and yellow paint job is a welcome relief for hungry travelers.
When you get there they will be blasting salsa. Non-Spanish speakers might not know this but salsa is not commonly played at taquerias, and good salsa is even more rare. I know you don’t know me but you must trust me! My husband is Colombian. I know of what I speak. I took my friend Jason to Chando’s last week and when he heard the music he turned to me excitedly and said, “Oh, it is so on.”
Indeed. There was a point when I thought I’d have to remind him we were there for lunch and not dancing.
Am I boring you with my salsa-blabber? Don’t worry. There’s so much more at Chando’s then ambiance! In fact I haven’t gotten to the most important part yet: their mouth-wateringly delicious tacos. Chando’s is literally a walk-up window with a patio in the back. Since they are tight on space they grill the meat on a spit in front of the stand. This means your taco meat is being produced approximately three feet away from Arden Way. Amazing, no?
They are literally street tacos.
On that dramatic note I bid you ado, but I’ll be back later to bring you two more taquerias worth trying in the Arden area!
Notoriously Loud. Notoriously Sleepy.
Notoriously Ready to Eat at All Times.