In case you missed it, my column that appeared in Thursday’s Go! section of the Monterey Herald this week included a whirlwind tour of local taquerias, including Papa Chevo’s Taco Shop. I’ll be reposting my reviews and stories from my weekly column for the Herald here on my blog along with extra photos that didn’t appear in print.
Tucked away next door to Adventures by the Sea, this taco shop has a bit of a cult following among locals for cheap eats. The shop is bustling every time I’m there. The burritos may be the most popular, but it’s the tacos that get my mouth watering.
The adobada taco ($2.29) is made with spicy marinated pork, much like al pastor. The marinade gave the tender meat a tangy kick, with red chile adobo and vinegar. A dollop of guacamole on top tames the heat.
And after my recent taco tasting, I’m about ready to declare the carnitas taco ($2.29) the best in town. The carnitas were crispy outside, tender and fatty inside.
Papa Chevo’s is at 299 Cannery Row in Monterey. 372-7298. papachevos.com. Additional locations in Seaside and Marina.