21 September, 2020, 23:50

Taco Tuesday in Tucson: Taco Bamori at Taqueria El Bamori

Find it on the northwest corner of West Bilby Road and South Sixth Avenue.

You’ve probably never seen or heard of Taquería El Bámori.

Tucked away next to a carniceria on the northwest corner of West Bilby Road and South Sixth Avenue, Taqueria El Bamori sits fairly close to the airport. However, it is in a mostly residential area, so you’ve probably never driven past it.

Taco Bamori at Taqueria El Bamori (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Taco Bamori at Taqueria El Bamori (Credit: Jackie Tran)

However, the humble location results in a remarkably affordable menu with all the soul of a hole-in-the-wall.

The namesake Taco Bamori features carne asada, bacon, guacamole, and cheese in a griddled flour tortilla.

During our most recent visit, it was only $3.50; while the price point is surprisingly low for the premium blend of ingredients, just one will be enough to fill up lighter appetites. It is almost as large as a meal-sized quesadilla when you factor in how generous they are with the stuffing.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.

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