|Los Tacos Ricos serves up street style tacos|
in Lake Forest (image via Yelp user Alexa Z)
I ordered three types of taco (asada, de pastor, and carnitas style) and a ceviche tostada. Normally a taco runs about two dollars, which seems a little steep when you see how small they are, but if you go on their Taco Tuesday it's $1.50 and they use homemade tortillas. All tacos come with cilantro and onion, and they have a salsa bar with a all the traditional toppings for a good taco: guacamole, radish, salsa, and lime.
This was the only part I was less than impressed with - since it was late afternoon when I went, the salad bar was looking a bit tired, the pico de gallo looked old and translucent and needed changing out. Also the agua fresca (I noticed one of them was cucumber flavor) was being kept in a bin of half melted ice and also needed changing out.
A little bit of disclosure, being a vegetarian, I should have no business reviewing this place, so I entrusted the sampling to my dad, who grew up in Tijuana and knows a thing or two about what a good taco should taste like. He gave it a thumbs up and I noticed Yelp users liked it too: it has a 4.5 out of a 5 star rating from 40 reviewers.
All in all, I say it's worth checking out for foodies looking for a taco fix, but I'd recommend visiting early in the day and on a Tuesday for max savings.
Los Tacos Ricos
22722 Lambert St #1702
Lake Forest, CA 92630