As every schoolboy knows, “Cinco de Mayo” is Spanish for “Let’s go into a food coma by eating tacos.” Which is exactly how I spent my weekend.
Technically, I didn’t undertake this voyage gastronomique on Sunday, the actual 5th of May, but on Saturday, so-called Star Wars Day (“May the 4th be with you”), but that was necessary in order to allow my body time to recover before the work week.
I embarked on my personal Cinco de Mayo food festival with my friend, taco blogger José Ralat-Maldonado, founder of the recent North Texas Taco Festival and author of The Taco Trail. This is a usual enterprise for José, who organizes such tweetups every so often to showcase the best taquerias in Dallas. And his judgment is stellar.
We started the adventure by pounding a shot of anejo to “prime the pump.” Then it was off to indulge in what numbered six tacos plus a Mexican Coke, setting me back at the end of the afternoon by a mere $12.50.