Taco Tuesday: Buena Onda, Philly

After a sleep deprived night in Center City, Philadelphia, Fatboi Jess and friends set off to find a brunch spot worthy of a blog post. Promises of an hour wait from Sabrina’s Cafe led the crew to happen upon Buena Onda Taqueria. This spot opens at 11 and when we arrived at 10:45 there was already a line forming, which proved to be a good sign. Walking into the establishment we were met with dreamy, island decor. A beer tap beckoned with a sign for a free cerveza for patrons of age. Who could fret over a line with an invitation like that? The menu offers options for even the pickiest of eaters ranging from kale salads and tofu quesadillas, to pulled pork tacos and jumbo pacific shrimp tacos. There is even a Taco of the Month, the one for February being a tequila-lime glazed shrimp, chorizo, refried beans, salsa Mexicana, and radish. Buena Onda offers a free rewards program where you receive one point for every dollar spent. Fatboi Jess decided to sample the jumbo pacific shrimp, pollo, and carnitas tacos. Each taco is wrapped in a house made corn tortilla. The jumbo pacific shrimp came smothered in chipotle remoulade, avocado, red cabbage and jicama slaw. The pollo taco came with braised chicken, avocado, lettuce, crema, and queso fresco. Last but most certainly not least, the carnitas taco with crispy braised pork, black beans, pork, and jicama salsa. Each taco was adorned with only the freshest ingredients, making it difficult to choose just one favorite. For an affordable, laid back spot in the heart of Philly, I highly recommend Buena Onda. I give Buena Onda a rating of Ice Cold Brewski.




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