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A slice of Mexico

Posted May 07, 2014 in Community Featured

I hear it all the time. Friends and family who read these reviews want to know “the inside scoop.”

“Which places do you really like?” they ask.

Actually, pretty much all of them. The dining choices in Fort Dodge are fantastic and seem to be growing all the time.

The Tico Dinner, with a hard shell taco, enchilada, refried beans and chips, is a favorite.

The Tico Dinner, with a hard shell taco, enchilada, refried beans and chips, is a favorite.

But the truth is that there is an old favorite of mine that I have never worked into a review. Well, it’s time to remedy that.

If you want to know where to find me at least once a week — and I have actually been known to eat there twice in one day — it’s a fantastic little place we all call Taco Tico.

I am a Taco Tico junkie — and proud of it.

What is not to love about this place? Great food, a menu that’s so much more than just tacos, and it costs almost nothing.

With summer coming, it’s time for me to start digging into their Mexican desserts again. The combination of flavors with cinnamon and ice cream is actually too good to save just for summer, but I have to resist sometimes.

While my husband favors the burritos and sanchos and ordering something different every visit, I have to admit that I am stuck on the Tico Dinner. But actually, the Tico Dinner is a little bit of everything so it always keeps it interesting.

The Tico Dinner includes a hard shell taco, beef enchilada, refried beans and chips. It fills me up, but not out. I love to load up the refried beans with extra hot sauces, green onions, hot peppers and chopped onions to really kick ‘em up a notch and make them fun.

But when I want to watch the calories, I keep it simple and order just two hard shell tacos. As long as I’m divulging my deep dark secrets here, I’ll admit that I’m one of those folks who steps on the scale every morning, and I am never mad at myself the morning after a lunch of two hard shell tacos at Taco Tico. They keep the scale in check and satisfy my appetite completely.

“Even the Mountain Dew is wonderful there,” a friend once remarked of our shared affection for Taco Tico.

I have to agree because there is a difference in fountains. But Taco Tico, perfect… in so many delicious ways.

Taco Tico
319 S. 29th St.
Mon – Sun: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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