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Unread 04-12-2010, 11:40 PM   #1
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Talking Hey Bob Farkin' Brisket!!!! ...Question for ya'!

So I'm watchin this farkin' jackass "pimp yer favorite restaurant" show on Food Network that claims they have the "Best thing they've ever eaten"

And they bring up this place called Chico's Taco (which, incidentally sounds like a "gentalmen's club" to me) in El Paso, TX. that supposedly has some sort of amazing rolled taco that's been deep fried.

Honestly it looks like a farkin' "taquito" that I might buy from my grocier's freezer (in ignorance) that's been smothered in some sort of cheap ass tomato sauce and some nasty shredded cheese on top...

So, my question for you,... is this chit legit??

I promise I won't think less of you if you say it's good. I mean, common, I farkin' eat at "Taco Bell" (Toxic Hell, Taco Smell, Taco Hell, Toxic Smell) every now and then and it's not horrible (Till the next day)... what do you and yours think of the Chico Taco?
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Unread 04-13-2010, 07:21 AM   #2
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What's wrong with Taco Belch?
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I don't watch the food channel that much, but I was channel surfing and caught that segment too. I Googled Chico's and got a lot of entertainment from the reviews. From "If you're drunk, you'll like this place" to "...the Holy Grail of fast food restaurants".

http://www.yelp.com/biz/chicos-tacos-el-paso-4
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I don't watch the food channel that much, but I was channel surfing and caught that segment too. I Googled Chico's and got a lot of entertainment from the reviews. From "If you're drunk, you'll like this place" to "...the Holy Grail of fast food restaurants".

http://www.yelp.com/biz/chicos-tacos-el-paso-4

Yeah, it looks like there is about 3 or 4 really bad reviews for every glowing one... everyone seems to agree that the place is filthy tho... that kinda kills it for me!
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So I'm watchin this farkin' jackass "pimp yer favorite restaurant" show on Food Network that claims they have the "Best thing they've ever eaten"
Yea I saw the same thing, really didn't impress me. It was the best thing I ever ate with my hands. Now given, I did not watch it all, but did watch the first 30-40 mins of it, and no one put ribs? Come on people. There was a guy who even had deviled eggs and devils on horse back up there. Thats the best thing you ever picked up with your hands?? I feel sorrow for you.

At least Guy F did have Fried Chicken.....
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Really no different than any other greasy spoon kinda place we all have and enjoy. Not really anything special, just kind of an icon sort of place. It's the "drunk/hungover" place you go to for quick and cheap food that helps absorb alcohol. Personally, not a big fan, except for the hot dogs.
I'd rather have Taco Bell if given the choice.
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Really no different than any other greasy spoon kinda place we all have and enjoy. Not really anything special, just kind of an icon sort of place. It's the "drunk/hungover" place you go to for quick and cheap food that helps absorb alcohol. Personally, not a big fan, except for the hot dogs.
I'd rather have Taco Bell if given the choice.
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Yeah... that's not saying much for a joint when a fella would rather eat at Taco Bell than there...

If I ever find myself in EP, I'll be dropping by your place instead anyways! Get me some Lil' B Brisket chicken fo' sho'!
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I'd rather have Taco Bell if given the choice.
OMG - It can't be that bad!!!
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This place has been around for 50 years I think. The original locations which were about 2 of them were great for many years. In the last few years they have built 2 new locations and as with everything, they started cutting corners to accomodate the new growth. Not that there were many "quality" ingredients to begin with on their menu, but over the years they've used even "cheaper" stuff. Let me give you an example, the cheese used to melt when the hot tomato sauce was poured over it.............it doesn't melt anymore. Who knows what that stuff is made of now. Their hotdogs are made using hamburger buns and some chilbeans, etc. They were once "soooo good", now, ehh. Less mustard, sometimes no pickles, a squirt of chilibeans and the dogs used to be nicely browned on the grill, now, they seem to just be nuked in the micro.
Just one of those cases where a little hole in the wall place got really successful and started cutting corners and still raising prices.

Back in the day, I worked at a grocery store directly across from one of the original locations. A buddy of mine was dating and I think eventually married one of the owners daughters.........even back then, he said the family was rolling in dough from just the few locations. Funny thing is, there are 5 locations I believe. Even though they serve the same stuff, some still make things better than others.

Not a bad place, but trust me, there are other little hole in the wall places that make way better burgers, dogs, real tacos, or real flautas than this place.

The quailty really began to suffer in the 90's when the original owner passed away and his kids took over........
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico's_Tacos
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