(Star-Telegram DFW.com, January 14, 2019) Regardless what you think of the name, the new Cartel Taco Bar has one great taco.
The blackened-chicken-bacon-mac-and-cheese taco is a work of taco genius, and makes it worth the venture to Arlington’s East Front Street and the Urban Union bar district.
In a flour tortilla, Cartel Taco comes up with a combination reminiscent of those at Velvet Taco.
The blackened chicken brings plenty of spice on top of the smoked 5-pepper mac-and-cheese.
For $4.25, it’s the top-of-the-line taco on chef Paul Checkeye’s menu that also includes a fried-chicken-bacon-blue-cheese taco, a barbacoa-ghost-pepper-sauce taco and seven other premium choices on 6-inch tortillas.
There’s also a menu of smaller street tacos, including not only fajitas or fish but also rotisserie chicken and smoked salmon. They’re $1 on Wednesdays ...
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