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The Original El Taco Restaurant Review: Casual and comfortable, with a screened-in street-side patio, the restaurant has a side bar offering a variety of salsas, including salsa de tomatillos (our favorite). We also like the chunky guacamole. Tex-Mex selections present interesting takes on fajitas --- the skirt steak is marinated in chile de árbol, while scallion and cumin anoint the chicken. Choose from a variety of tacos, including smoked chicken, fried chicken, fried fish, chorizo, pork carnitas and mushroom. Among the sides, the grilled Mexican corn (elote) is a dish fit to be the featured item for a vegetarian, although there’s plenty more to satisfy these patrons, too. Also available are enchiladas and Mexican pizzas (grilled flatbread). End the meal with churros, fried apple pie or flan. The small wine list has a few good choices, but with this food a beer is best, especially a Mexican brew such as Dos Equis.