Our Local “Guide” Food Review series continues with Taqueria Corona. When it comes to Taqueria Corona, it’s hard for me to think of anything negative to say. This Salvadorian/Mexican family restaurant is one of those neighborhood joints that the same food lovers have been frequenting for many years. In my case well over 20 years. On any given day there’ll be Tulane and Loyola students/staff/faculty there. Also families from the neighborhood, (often multiple generations), and folks from out of town. It is a super unpretentious, friendly, and feel-good kind of place.
The Good Stuff
And the food! The guacamole and chips are to die for. Perfectly spiced, the chips are homemade and crunchy. And the guacamole is not too chunky. However, if you order the dish as an appetizer, you will most likely have leftovers to take home. It’s so rich, and the restaurant’s entree portions are pretty generous (and reasonably priced).
My favorites are the fish, shrimp, and pulled pork tacos. Plus the Numero Uno, which consists of a chicken soft taco, a chicken burrito and a beef flauta. I do not like black beans as a rule. The exception are the black beans at Taqueria Corona. Not pretty to look at, but extremely tasty! They also have a nice selection of adult beverages, including top-shelf margaritas.
The only time of year when I stay away from this place is during Jazzfest. Taqueria Corona seems to over-extend itself by selling their food at the festival while keeping multiple restaurants open.
Location, Location, Location
The flagship is at 5932 Magazine St., with other locations at 3535 Severn Ave., in Metairie; and in Harahan, 1827 Hickory Ave. The Taqueria Corona that I frequent is the one on Magazine Street Uptown. It is easy to get to via public transportation. So take the Magazine Street bus #11, and the stop is at the intersection of Magazine and State Streets. If you come by car, parking is a bit inconvenient. Park somewhere on the side streets. Highly recommended!🍤🍤🍤🍤🍤
DISCLAIMER: We are not epicureans, we are not paid for reviews, we are not affiliated with our review subjects and we are definitely not critics by trade. We are local tour guides sharing our honest opinions.
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