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Brogan's Bites: Broken English Taco Pub

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Where to eat downtown: Broken English Taco Pub

141 S. Meridian St. | 317. 362.0072 | Price: $$

 

Nestled on the corner of Georgia and Meridian Streets is Broken English Taco Pub, a spunky taqueria transplanted from Chicago. Piñatas hang from the ceiling, colorful street art covers the walls and red booths are tucked throughout the space. It’s a great spot to stop for margaritas and a quick bite to eat with friends.  

The food menu is small but filled with tasty options. If you’re in the mood to share (which I’ll admit is rare for me when it comes to food), try the Nacho Momma’s Nachos. They’re huge, and quite honestly one of the first things I noticed when walking into the restaurant. I saw a few tables had ordered them and knew immediately I needed to order some, too.

These nachos are no joke! A mound of tortilla chips is topped with chicken, queso and black beans, then drizzled with Mexican crema and sprinkled with radishes and pickled jalapeños. On top of this mound is a scoop of guacamole. While all the toppings pair well together, the guacamole is the star player. It’s fresh and has the perfect consistency — not too chunky, but not too smooth, either.

While you’re there, you obviously have to try the tacos. They’re a spin on street tacos. If you’re a fan of cooked pineapple, try the Al Pastor de Pollo. Spit-roasted chicken is topped with charred pineapple and cilantro. The sweetness of the pineapple perfectly balances with the chicken. For a more classic taco, try the Carne Asada. Grilled steak is topped with onions and cilantro. If you want a bit of extra flavor, add some pico de gallo.

While the price is on par with other downtown restaurants, they have Taco Tuesdays where each taco is only $2. They have great drink specials on Tuesdays, too — house margaritas are only $5.

 

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Brogan is a dog-loving foodie at heart. She works in customer service for a clothing subscription service startup and can typically be found devouring everything in sight. Follow her food adventures on Instagram at @brogandearinger. 

 

Marissa Farmer