Several friends and my daughter have been after me to try the new Heirloom Taco just off the Square at 111 Ladiga Street, SE,Jacksonville, AL. Located in the former fire department building, the location is unique and casual. This isn't your typical Mexican restaurant with chips and salsa and combo plates with rice and refried beans. Heirloom Taco is just that...tacos that are authentically made with fresh ingredients.
You can pick up a menu when you enter, grab a seat to check out that menu which changes daily, and then get in line to place your order. While you wait for the food to arrive, dive into this bag of Duros to munch on after you add a squeeze of fresh lime. Duros are a popular Mexican snack food made of puffed wheat and are often flavored with chili and lime. They have a light, airy consistency similar to chicharrones.
We sampled two side dishes to go along with our tacos. I'm allergic to avocados, so, unfortunately, I couldn't try the Fried Avocado with Chipotle Aioli. I can tell you the aioli was well seasoned and delicious!
I ordered the Elote, or street corn, which is grilled and then covered with mayo, cotija cheese, and paprika. I enjoyed (and agreed to share with Sweet Harold!). None of the flavors overpowered the other.
We ordered a variety of tacos to try. Here are our choices:
The Brisket Barbacoa is grass-fed brisket braised in guajillo chiles, onions, garlic, and orange juice and topped with cilantro and onions. The brisket was very tender, and the combination of flavors was amazing.
The Carne Asada is grilled steak topped with onions and cilantro. This was my favorite until I had the chicken, and it was Harold's favorite until he had the Al Pastor.
I'm not a huge fan of pineapple, but Sweet Harold certainly is. The Al Pastor is pork butt marinated overnight and sauteed. It's topped with roasted pineapple, onions, and cilantro. Pork always pairs well with pineapple, and this taco proved it was no exception.
I very seldom order chicken tacos. That being said, I could have quickly eaten three of these. The Pollo Verde taco is made with pasture-raised chicken, sauteed and topped with salsa verde, and pico de gallo. This was incredibly tender chicken, and the salsa verde was outstanding.
The next time you're in the mood for tacos, and you're anywhere near the campus of Jacksonville State University, stop in and tell them Lolly sent you!
Did I mention the menu changes daily? So many tacos to try!
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This article originally published by Lolly on Sat, 28 Dec 2019 04:40:00 +0000 at _http://fleurdelolly.blogspot.com/2019/12/dining-out-southeast-heirloom-taco.html