It’s been awhile since I’ve written up a restaurant review. In fact, I’ve visited five local places over the summer and have notes for reviews that I just haven’t written. These include Saffron Indian Cuisine, Pete’s on Wade Hampton, Basil Garden, Miyako Sushi, and Chicora Alley. I think this weekend I might just do a restaurant free-for-all and finally get those completed.
Paul W has been searching for the perfect taco. This would be ones like he had when he was living in California. This search first led us to Dr. Rocco’s at the White Horse Flea Market back in May. While those were good, we didn’t much care for the two-tiered pricing structure. Paul discovered a place even closer to home on Wade Hampton – La Superior Taqueria Mexican Restaurant.
The Taqueria is part of a small strip shopping center on Wade Hampton Boulevard in Taylors that caters to the Hispanic population. There is a market next door, and several other Mexican-owned businesses. The inside is spartan – several booths, a cooking counter, and posters of several futbol teams. The back wall of the place is dominated by a large television that had telenovelas going while we were there.
One word of advice – don’t look up. The ceiling is in very bad shape, with panels that are discolored with moisture stains. While the place is otherwise clean, the ceiling really contributes to a run-down feel.
The menu is quite extensive, with many of the items you would find at other nearby Mexican restaurants. What you won’t find are the numbered combinations that every other place seems to have. Many of the dishes looked quite interesting, and Paul and I tried to as best we could to understand the menu with our limited Spanish.
When we inquired about several of the dishes, we were told that they were not available. Paul, who has visited several times, says this is often the case. It’s hit-or-miss as to what they actually have available. This evening, apparently anything with cheese was not available.
Of course, the real reason we were there was for the tacos. There was a wide variety on the back of the menu, all for $1.50 each. That’s much better than the stiff prices we were charged at Dr. Rocco’s.
The waitress was quite friendly and helpful. There were a couple of language barriers as we tried to sort out some of the dishes. Her English was actually quite good, and limited only by her confidence in the language. According to Paul, she has been the same one to wait on him on his previous visits, and appears to be the only waitress.
I ordered three tacos – one pastor (pork), one asada (beef), and one pollo (chicken). Paul got pretty much the same thing but with pescado (fish) instead of pollo. These were served on double five-inch corn tortillas with a picante sauce that could be added. The flavors for each were fantastic, and I could have easily eaten three more. However, I showed restraint. With all of the tacos and one Pepsi for me, our total bill for the evening came to under $9.
This is not a place that would normally attract someone’s attention. It does tend to look run-down, and one has to put up not only with a sporadic menu, but sporadic hours of operation. However, if you’re after excellent authentic tacos, you would be hard pressed to find a better deal with better flavor in Greenville.