If I had to choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life I would choose tacos. There are endless possibilities for flavor combinations so it's impossible to get tired of them. Tacos 4 life, y'all!
Speaking of tacos for life, have you been Tacos 4 Life in Concord yet? Now, I know what you're thinking, "I live in Charlotte, why would I drive so far out?!" And I would respond with, "because it's not that far and it is super easy to get to and for every meal that you order, a meal is donated to a hungry child." A win-win for all!
Last month I had the pleasure of trying the menu and learning about their Meal 4 Meal program. For every taco, quesadilla, salad or rice bowl sold, twenty-two cents are donated to Feed My Starving Children. The money donated to FMSC goes to helping end childhood hunger around the world. The organization consistently receives the highest grades for accountability and transparency with 92% of the donations spent on the feeding programs. That's pretty amazing! Our meal was free of charge so I have donated the cost of the meal to FMSC.
Here's what we ate and drank:
Paradise Punch: sweet, delightful, and perfect for a hot summer's day.
Pro-tip: take it to go and add a shot of tequila and enjoy in the safety of your own home.
Ultimate Trio: a trio of dips including queso, guacamole, and salsa.
Tacos: we tried six different tacos to cover as many bases as possible (chicken, beef, steak, pork, seafood, and vegetarian) and we had clear favorites. Pictured, from left to right:
Korean BBQ Steak: Korean bbq sauce, cabbage, wonton strips, yum-yum sauce on a soft flour tortilla.
Fried Chicken: buttermilk fried chicken, lettuce, chipotle aioli, a drizzle of honey on a soft flour tortilla.
Mango Habanero: grilled chicken, mango habanero salsa, cabbage, avocado, pico de gallo, mango, cotija cheese on a soft flour tortilla.
Hawaiian Shrimp: grilled or fried shrimp with pineapple Ono sauce, pineapple, lettuce, green onion, toasted coconut on a soft flour tortilla.
Crispy Eggplant: lightly breaded eggplant, cilantro pesto sauce, sautéed cherry tomatoes, lime wedge on soft flour tortilla.
Chipotle Steak: sauteed onions and peppers, chipotle aioli, pico de gallo, cheddar-jack cheese on a puffy flour tortilla.
My favorites were crispy eggplant, chipotle steak, and mango habanero. Sadly, the one taco we were most excited about, the fried chicken, fell flat.
Up next were the side items!
We tried two sides, the Cilantro Pesto Rice (steamed rice topped with a cilantro, pumpkin seed, garlic, olive oil, and green onion pesto and a lime wedge) and the Mexican Creamed Corn (sweet corn layered with cotija cheese and cilantro). I loved the cilantro pesto (why didn't I think of that!) and could eat several bowls of the creamed corn.
I'm excited to add another great fast-casual restaurant into rotation on our side of town. I'm even more excited to eat more tacos because for every taco that I eat at Tacos 4 Life helps feed a hungry child.
Give them a try, you won't be disappointed!
We received our meal at no charge. All opinions are my own.