Earlier this month, we headed over to Los Tarascos for a lunch meeting with my radio buddies DC and DreDay.

My go-to meal is either Shrimp or Shredded Beef Quesadilla Tarasca dinner or Tacos Mexicanos. To my surprise, there were new menu items. So, of course, Bite This! had to test one out.

I opted for the “Gringos Tacos” which were two soft shells that featured Grilled Chicken, Chorizo, and Grilled Pineapple. It was also topped with fresh diced onion and cilantro. It was served with rice, beans, and salsa picosa.

We all did get a good chuckle over the use of “Gringo” which means an American person who is not Hispanic or Latino.

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DC gave me a tip on how to take your table salsa to another level. Ask for a side of lime wedges and give a good squeeze to a couple in your salsa. It was Magnifico (Magnificent)!

As our meals arrived, the waiter told me my “new” dish got a complete photo shoot.


I’ll be honest, I was definitely interested in how the combination of the chicken, chorizo, and pineapples would work out. The robust flavor profile of the chorizo pair wonderfully with the chicken and the grilled pineapple was a flavor pop.

A great way to describe the “Gringo Tacos” is a great balance of savory and spicy with a dash of sweetness from the pineapple.

Mary K, Townsquare Media | Canva
Mary K, Townsquare Media | Canva


The “Gringos Tacos” had a hearty filling feeling but didn’t leave you heavy. The texture of the meats worked well together.


The meal was $13.25 and I consider that comparable to other dishes on the menu.


You can expect a great and tasty experience with this brand-new Los Tarascos menu item.  I would for sure get this again and again.

Fue Una Excelente Comida Y Super Compañía

Translation: It was an excellent meal and super company. My Spanish teacher would be secretly proud but she would know that I used an online English-to-Spanish translator.

Los Tarascos Locations

Los Tarascos on Hwy 43 (Northport)

4100 Owen Pkwy, Northport, Alabama 35473

Los Tarascos on Skyland (Tuscaloosa)

110 Skyland Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405

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