Taqueria dos amigos
Sunday March 19th, 2017. 6:15 PM
Phone – 484-932-8365
Address – 60 N Main St ,Spring City, PA, 19475
My wife and our daughter went to Taqueria dos amigos on Sunday March 19th, 2017. The restaurant was empty which wasn’t a surprise. The location is not good. Several other restaurants have tried at this spot. Some have had limited success but none have been able to remain open for an extended period of time.
It’s safe, it’s just not in a spot where people drive by.
A friend of mine had a restaurant here for a few years and the food was excellent! But she had to close up shop after a while. Taqueria dos amigos is the latest business to give it a go.
We were greeted by a very friendly young man who is most likely the owner and we chose our table. He brought us chips and salsa along with waters. The tables were clean as was the dining room.
We brought with us a pouch of pre-made Cuervo margarita mix. This was my first time with the pouch and I could not figure out how to open it. Our new friend could see my struggling and offered to help. This was his first experience with the pouch as well but he was able to figure it out in no time at all. Perhaps the pressure of impressing my daughter and wife got me. I was grateful for the help.
The menu is not extensive. But I think that’s a good thing. Some of the bigger Mexican restaurants have so much on the menu I spend 10 minutes just trying to figure out the difference between a chimichanga and an empanada!
The menu has tacos, burritos, salads, tamales, tostados, fajitas, quesadillas and a section for kids. You can choose between beef, chicken, fish, shrimp, pork as well as veggies. Which I was very happy about as I’m on a vegan kick at the moment. *Note, I had wings for lunch today. I’m not a very good vegan*
We ate the chips and salsa as we looked over the menu. The salsa was phenomenal. So good that we actually got some to go before we left. Cilantro is a key ingredient that is used. Not too much, just the right amount. This is definitely our new salsa in the area.
We ordered the guacamole, my daughter ordered a beef taco, my wife ordered a beef and a chicken taco. I ordered the veggie burrito.
The guacamole came out first. Very fresh served with thick chips. I’m not sure if the chips are homemade or not. Doesn’t matter, they were very good. We ordered a second serving after we finished.
Our dinner came out soon after. Everything was very fresh. Our daughter devoured her beef taco while my wife did the same with both of hers. She ordered a second chicken taco because she loved the first one so much. I gave in to her request to try it despite my desire to maintain the vegan diet. It was delicious. Whatever seasonings or marinade they use is spectacular.
My burrito was thick and fantastic. I only got through half of it and brought the rest home.
On the table were 2 small bottles of hot sauce, 1 green (mild) and 1 red (hot). There were also two squeeze bottles that looked like ketchup and mustard. My daughter asked me if I was going to pour ketchup on my burrito. That must have thrown me off because I didn’t even look at them again until after the meal.
I am basically a stupid American. I actually thought they were ketchup and mustard. Turns out it was 2 more sauces, again green and red. Less spicy than what was in the smaller bottles. I can’t wait to go back so I can pour them all over my next veggie burrito.
As we were eating our dinner, we asked for a second round of salsa which we poured on our tacos and burrito and dipped our chips into. I’m telling you the salsa alone is worth the trip.
The food is great. Fresh, plentiful and very reasonably priced. Our entire bill was $30.16. 4 tacos, 1 burrito, 2 orders of guacamole, 2 orders of salsa (no charge), and 1 order of salsa to go ($3).
Not too much I would change about this restaurant. They may want to add labels to the squeeze bottles just in case there are other dumb Americans like me out there. They should also consider adding to-go salsa and guacamole to their menu. At that price we may stop in weekly for the salsa.
We were tagging ourselves on Facebook and noticed that their page says they are “Permanently Closed”. That’s not good for business. This page does not appear to be an official page. I would recommend they take control of their social media accounts. If they don’t already have one, they should add an Instagram account.
Again, the location is not the best. They may need to get creative to bring in more business. I think a great idea would be to have salsa making class. A 30 – minute class to teach people how to make dynamite salsa. Guacamole too. I think that would bring people in, teach them a great skill, and also have them stick around for a meal.
Overall I was very impressed with the restaurant. Quality food. Options for everyone, including kids and vegans. Great prices and it’s a BYOB which drastically brings the price of a night out down.
It’s 4 out 5 stars for me. Not perfect but certainly above average. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants an excellent authentic Mexican meal at a very reasonable price.