Revisit: Taqueria GuanajuatoAuthor: WIBIA | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN
5210 West Pike Plaza Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254
I always forget that Taqueria Guanjuato has three Indy locations, as I frequently visit the one at 31st and Shadeland any time that I am on the east side of the city. It is so freaking good and I am not sure where to start.
I was excited when I had the opportunity to try a different location and wondered if it could keep the same quality. This grocery store is huge and a lot nicer than the one on Shadeland. Plus, they have an expanded menu and table service. This location’s menu has rabbit and quail and a lot of seafood. The one on Shadeland is just tacos, burritos and tortas. Pike Plaza has alcohol too. I decided to play it safe and stick with my normal order.
What I Got: Carne Asada Burrito; $4.50 (don’t quote me on that, but it is under $5).
When you order the burrito, order it with everything. Refried beans, avocado, lettuce, sour cream, tomato and cheese. I can’t imagine it is any less than 1,300 calories. Quite simply, this is my favorite cheap grab and go burrito that I have ever had. It is pure fat and meat, but oh so tasty. I usually grab one of the bottles of red salsa and paint a strip on my burrito, eat that layer and then repeat. One burrito is probably more than enough for most people, but I usually add a sidecar of a chorizo taco (or two). Those are the bomb as well.
Recently, I went there three times in one week and I had the Carne Asada, Al Pastor and Carnitas (available on the weekends only) and all meats were top shelf. However, I once had a chicken burrito and it was horrible, so I can’t vouch for chicken here.
Would I Buy it Again?? HELL YEAH!!! I can guarantee you that I have been to 90% of Taquerias in Indianapolis and this is my favorite – and by quite a bit. Their tacos, tortas and burritos are all lights out.
Recently, my cousin from Arizona came to Indy for Christmas and I mentioned going to the taqueria. She curled her lip and said “Mexican in Indy?” I reassured her that I have had burritos from coast to coast and one of my favorite burritos is here in Indy. We went and she loved it.
Ok, stop reading my blog, go for lunch and report back.