Taqueria Los Comales
3920 N. High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254
Seventeen locations and this is the only one in Indianapolis. The remainder of the Los Comales chain is in Chicago. I was on the west side of Indy and if you have any sense about you, you are going for tacos! There are about 5 great taquerias within the same amount of miles.
Los Comales is in an old Pizza Hut. I walked in right at 11:00 sharp. Good smells and really loud polka Mexican at 120 decibels. Good start so far. I was quickly greeted and the service was friendly. Chips and salsa came, but the salsa is served warm. I was taken off guard, but it was more of a ratatouille of chilies that salsa. Either way, it was tasty, but pretty spicy and I have a good heat tolerance.
Along with the chips and salsa, they give you a bowl of Escabeche. Nice touch really as you rarely see it served with chips and salsa around the area. In fact, my last time I had it was in Mexico. Those of you that are not familiar with it, Escabeche is a mix of pickled cauliflower, carrots, onion, garlic and a pickled jalapeño was in there. If you are looking to make your own, this recipe looked pretty close to the real deal.
Tacos were $1.45 each. I had 4.
Pastor – Pork & onions
Chorizo – Pork sausage
Suadero – Flank Steak
Cecina – Dried Beef
These are the small tacos that you commonly see at taco carts. The Pastor was good, but I enjoyed it more at the Burrito Joint. Chorizo was the best out of the 4, preparation was spot on (it should be soft), but a little greasy. Suadero was flavorful, but pretty fatty. Cecina was one thin strip of beef, I found it to be chewy and bland.
Would I Buy It Again: No. It wasn’t bad and it was a fun experience, but IMO, there are better in the area and a few that I have yet to try. Still, if you are looking for an authentic Taqueria experience, you can easily do worse that Los Comales.