#WeeklyDish (No. 33): Taco Yaqui at Aqui Con El Nene

Last modified on December 7th, 2017 at 10:06 am

Taco Yaqui at Aqui con el Nene (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Simple street tacos with cilantro, onion, and lime are enough for nirvana. Inconspicuous taco truck and tent Aqui Con El Nene excels at such tacos with its mesquite-grilled meats. For something more extravagant however, order the Taco Yaqui.

The two-tortilla taco is topped with a roasted green chile, mesquite-grilled carne asada, sliced mushrooms, stringy white cheese, and crumbled bacon with a grilled Mexican green onion.

While the massive taco is an indulgence of its own, it needs help from the salsa bar. The selection is wide with salsas, avocado crema, pickled veggies, and more — include as least one acidic element such as lime or red salsa to help brighten the heavy dish.

If you can’t handle the drier grilled exterior of the bulbous Mexican green onion, that’s fine — just make sure to savor the soft, sweet onion flesh inside. A dash of salt helps.

Aqui Con El Nene is located at 4415 N. Flowing Wells Rd. and 65 W. Valencia Rd. Keep up with Aqui Con El Nene on Facebook.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He eats Flamin' Hot Cheetos with chopsticks and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.