December 5, 2009

On The Border Loaded Carne Asada Tacos

OTB.jpgIím a creature of habit. I packed the exact same lunch to take to work every day for about three years straight. Iíve also ordered the same thing every time I ate at On The Border for at least the last five years, a Shredded Beef Enchilada Combo. When I find something I really like, I just stick with it because I am not an adventurous eater. On a recent visit to On the Border, I noticed that there were some new items on the menu. One of these was Loaded Carne Asada Tacos, which I ordered. The tacos are made with grilled flatbread tortillas (really thick tortillas that have more substance and flavor than a regular tortilla) filled with carne asada, cheese, and onion strings. They also come with a creamy red chile sauce that is unique and delicious. If I could buy it by the gallon, I would take it home and put it on everything I eat. My only minor complaint was the amount of meat. Considering that the name includes the word ďLoaded,Ē I was hoping for a little more carne asada in the tacos. Oh well, at least the meat was very tasty and juicy. Iím glad that I finally broke the habit and ordered something new, because the Loaded Carne Asada Tacos are an excellent dish. I know for sure that I wonít be ordering Shredded Beef Enchiladas ever again.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

Posted by Jim on December 5, 2009
Comments:

Many times "Loaded" in the food industry refers to the addition of an exorbitant amount of toppings (hot sauce, cheese sauce, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, etc)...did it have anything like this outside of the ordinary taco entree?

Posted by: Eating The Road at December 5, 2009 12:21 PM

Sounds good, but I checked the website, its a little too pricey for me. :(


Posted by: Manuel at December 6, 2009 3:22 AM

I'm so sad that I no longer have an On The Border closeby. I love carne asada and would love to devour these babies!

Posted by: Nicole Rates It at December 6, 2009 5:28 AM

I'm so sad that I no longer have an On The Border closeby. I love carne asada and would love to devour these babies!

Posted by: Nicole Rates It at December 6, 2009 5:28 AM

man. no one wants to see a picture of the logo of the restaurant. just take a snap of the food before you eat it man.

Posted by: a at December 6, 2009 8:26 AM

a, do you ever do anything besides whine? All your comments are negative.

Posted by: Rita at December 7, 2009 10:42 AM

I, too, am sad I no longer live near an On the Border.

I'm sure it should have had more meat. I, too, think they use the word "loaded" to mean "filled up with stuff other than meat" these days. :(

Posted by: Richard @ The Bewildered Brit at December 7, 2009 5:31 PM

DON'T EAT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: John at December 18, 2009 11:07 PM

I have tried On the Border twice...the first time I wasn't impressed, so I gave it another shot and still had the same reaction. The quality of their meals were equivalent to frozen tv dinners, which don't match up to the price you pay for. The rice tastes like it was old and defrosted and the meat was not great either. The only fresh thing they serve is their chips. I'm not sure if it was the specific location that I went to, but it was a bad experience.

Posted by: VHN at December 22, 2009 12:25 PM

I'm not much on Mexican food, but OTB is pretty much the only place I like. The brisket tacos and enchiladas are "slap your grandma" good. I've only been to the Natomas location, so I can't vouch for their quality control at other locations.

Posted by: Keith at January 13, 2010 2:27 PM
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