Karamelo King cooks their carne asada with salt on a mesquite grill.
“Taco Tuesday in Tucson” is a column where we explore the unique tacos stands throughout Tucson… on Tuesdays.
When it comes to late-night tacos, Karamelo King earns the self-given royalty in its name.
The taco stand at 3752 E. Grant Rd. earned its late-night following with its exceptional tacos, Sonoran hot dogs, and of course, quesadillas and caramelos.
Karamelo King cooks their carne asada with salt on a mesquite grill. The beef shines in its simple preparation with the beef and smoke flavor at the forefront. They also spoon on a brothy tomato sauce—for extra juiciness—just before serving. Make sure to eat the taco swiftly so it doesn’t get soggy.
If you can handle the heat, try the creamy-looking red salsa; it’s the hottest one there, loaded with fiery chile de arbol.
For daytime tacos, visit their brick-and-mortar location at 5224 E. Pima St.
Karamelo King is located at 5224 E. Pima St. from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday and at 3752 E. Grant Rd. from 4 p.m. – midnight Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
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