Hi Folks

A lot of people in Austin have been talking this place up (Food is the New Forty has a great post). The idea of kimchi on a taco is/was/will always be enticing to me.  Thus the photographic explanation of my visit begins.

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Today’s location, the corner of 2d and Congress.

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About 5-10 people were lined up the same time I was. I eavesdropped on conversations while waiting (like I normally do).  It sounded like most people worked in the area and were excited to see a new, brightly colored lunch spot. They were all first-timers like myself.

What I Ordered:

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Fresh outta the oil spiced french fries (there was old a creamy/spicy dipping sauce).

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2 Tofu tacos with extra extra kimchi.

I was told extra kimchi would only make these tacos better; I went for it.  There are so many flavors going on in these tacos. It’s kind of ridiculous- but in a good way. The sesame seeds taste like they were very recently roasted, very nutty and fresh. Cheese is the only thing I might cut out of this Korean Mexican creation, though it did help reduce the spicy factor of those french fries.  I’d say at 2 bucks for one taco this is a steal.  (shush don’t tell them that)

Only one warning:

Cilantro or kimchi haters beware- this place aint for you! I happen to love both so I’m good.

Chi’lantro BBQ (veg friendly yay)


PS- I’m hoping this is place is open during sxsw!

One thought on “Chi’lantro

  1. Kirill

    New korean bbq taco trucks are sprouting up all over Austin (TaKorea, Calbi), but Chi’lnatro still takes the cake. And the owner is as nice as can be.

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