Until recently, a dearth of Mexican restaurants along the Paseo del Norte corridor meant that folks seeking a fix on the busy road had to settle for the assembly-line productions at Chipotle.
Enter Guaca Guaca Tacos & Beer. The restaurant, opened in August by the operators of the local Mexican market El Mezquite, fills a void on Paseo with its assortment of street foods from south of the border.
The location on the corner of a strip mall at Wyoming and Paseo means lots of natural light fills the place through windows on two sides of the restaurant. The light and the metal chairs painted lemon yellow inject some life into what’s otherwise a run-of-the-mill industrial-style interior.
Guaca Guaca’s menu of Mexican street foods runs the gamut from familiar stuff such as tacos and burritos to more off-the wall choices. Two examples of the latter are bacon-wrapped burritos called momias, from the Spanish word for mummies, and vampiros, a tostada-like dish served on a fried corn tortilla shaped vaguely like a bat’s wing. Much of the raw materials for the food are shipped over from El Mezquite. Prices range from $2.75 for a taco to $8 for the aforementioned momias.