So, since it seemed like maybe it was an off day with the red salsa, I decided to do a second trip before finalizing this review. On the second trip, the choices were steak, pork or chicken teriyaki tacos. Red salsa was your only choice on the pork or steak. We tried them all. The red salsa definitely had a lot more flavor this time, which was interesting because there was less of it on the taco than there was the first time we went. It was much spicier—but not so spicy that it was overwhelming. I think between the steak and the pork though, the pork was definitely better. It was much more flavorful and had some nice caramelized edges to it. The chicken teriyaki sounded intriguing, but it was my least favorite of all the tacos I have had from West Coast Tacos. The chicken tasted like it had been marinated a bit in teriyaki sauce, and had a slightly darker color to it than plain grilled chicken, but there was not a lot of teriyaki flavor to me. And the taco was drizzled with what I assume was Sriracha, an Asian hot sauce. I don’t know, those are not two flavors I would normally put together. There also was none of the onion/cilantro mix, just a bit of green onion, and I missed it. I think the freshness of these flavors is one of my favorite parts of the tacos. And the Sriracha made it so hot, that you couldn’t taste any other flavor nuances with the chicken.
|Chicken Teriyaki & 2 Steak|