Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Baseball and Tacos

With all the recent talk of tacos, I was inspired to finish my post on La Verdad, Boston chef Ken Oringer's Taqueria Mexicana located on Lansdowne Street, just past the centerfield grass of Fenway Park, home of the 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox!

On my first visit last summer I tried a carne asada taco (grilled skirt steak, carmelized onions, guacomole, salsa ranchero) and a pastor traditionale taco (pork adobo, roast pineapple, lime, cilantro, onion). With prices ranging from $2.25 -$2.50 for most tacos, they are reasonably priced. Sure you could get a limp, tasteless soft taco for $.99 at one of those national chains, but why would you want to when you can have taco perfection at La Verdad?

The grilled skirt steak in the carne asado taco was tender and seasoned to perfection and the salsa ranchero was bursting with flavor, tasting fresh and complimenting the steak quite well. The adobo pork in the pastor traditionale taco was also cooked perfectly, and the roasted pineapple added just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the fresh, bright flavors of the cilantro and lime.

The next time you're in the Fenway area, stop into La Verdad for a couple tacos and tell them One Food Guy sent you. They might look at you like they have no idea what you're talking about, but at least you'll be getting some good tacos. Better yet, make a trip to Lansdowne Street just to go to La Verdad for some tacos. Go Red Sox! Eat Tacos!


  1. You'd think that being a skip away from Mexico that we'd get some decent tacos here in town, but I have to drive an hour for the closest authentic taco.

    trade ya tacos for dk choc bark!

  2. Hi Steamy, An hours drive for authentic tacos makes that a special occasion!

    I'll trade some tacos for some of your dark chocolate bark any day!

  3. I love La Verdad with an unnatural passion. I just wish they would be more consistent. Sometimes the tacos are spectacular sometimes they are just meh.

  4. Hi Anna, sad to say I've only been once, I live out in the 'burbs and Lansdowne is too far from my office in Cambridge for a lunch taco!

    So I've only experienced spectacular tacos. Maybe the next time I think I want to go, I'll skip it, so the time after that I should get spectacular tacos, thereby skipping the meh experience? Do you think that would work?!