Local Bites: Bartaco in Hyde Park - Tenth Bartaco Secret

by Jennifer Thai in ,


I love foodie dates with my blogger bestie, Jen! And when foodie dates include munching on tacos and sipping on yummy, refreshing drinks at bartaco Hyde Park, my days are immediately made. 

We got a chance to discover bartaco's tenth secret taco, while also ordering and enjoying some of our go-to favorites. Prior to venturing to the alcoholic drinks, we coated our tummies with our favorite refreshers - Lemonade with Fresh Mint for me, Mint Ginger Iced Tea for Jen. 

Lemonade with Fresh Mint | Mint Ginger Iced Tea

Then, party time - we tried the Sanguina, made with hibiscus infused tequila, blood orange, lime and ginger agave syrup, and the Port Chester Reviver, made with Martin Miller’s gin, cucumber, mint and mango nectar, and lime juice. I really enjoyed the Port Chester Reviver - it's light, refreshing and the perfect pairing with my favorite Tuna Poke appetizer!

Sanguina | Port Chester Reviver

Tuna Poke: Raw tuna, green & white onions, poke dressing, avocado, sesame seeds and fried ginger

Then, taco time. In addition to our favorite go-to tacos, including the Tuna Tatako and Baja Fish Taco, we ordered a couple of the tenth bartaco secret - the Crispy Soft-Shell Crab Taco. I absolutely love soft-shell crab, so I was really excited to try this new secret taco. It was perfectly crispy in texture and I really like the tomatillo chow-chow pairing - the only thing that I would change is to ask for easy on the lemon aioli. Too much could take away from the soft-shell crab flavor that I oh-so-love.

Tuna Tatako

Crispy Soft-Shell Crab Taco | Baja Fish Taco

The Tenth Bartaco Secret! Crispy Soft-Shell Taco: Tempura-battered soft-shell crab, atop tomatillo chow chow, drizzled with lemon aioli

Then, dessert time. Although Chocolate Gelato is my usual order, we decided to go a little crazy and order all four flavors. I'm so glad that we did, or else I wouldn't have been able to try the Mint Chocolate Chip Gelato, which was the perfect end to my lunch.

Gelato: Vanilla, coconut, mint chocolate chip and chocolate

As we always do, we had such a wonderful time! Be sure to head to your nearest bartaco soon, before the Crispy Soft-Shell Crab Taco says goodbye for the summer.