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I'm ALWAYS Hungry

Amanda Lasicki on Monday, 26 January 2009. Posted in Dining

My nomination for 2008's Food of the Year is the taco. Tacos are (for the most part) cheap, delicious, and filling. Sometimes, they can even be healthy. Luckily for RIT students, there are plenty of places they can obtain tacos to celebrate the food of the year.

Tacos are a staple at the RITZ, located in the lower level of the SAU. While they maybe not be the best tacos to ever grace the earth, they are the most convenient. For a quick meal, I usually grab the Ultimate Taco which has melted nacho cheese in between two soft shells and your choice of filling. They have pulled pork available for burritos but if the person working is nice/not afraid of getting yelled at/doesn't know any better, you can get them to put pulled pork in your ultimate taco. My favorite thing there though is the taco salad. The tacos are under $2 each and I think the taco salad is between $4 and $5. You can pay for these with your meal plan too!!

John's Tex-Mex Eatery (formerly known as Taco John's)
John's Tex-Mex Eatery is located in downtown Rochester at the corners of South and Alexander (about 10 min away). Earlier today, Lauren and I went there for lunch. I got two tacos, she got a plate of chips and guacamole. Total, with tip, tax, and all came to $10. Plus, the tacos were so huge, I took one of them home for leftovers. And I don't think Lauren finished her chips. Basically, the food is cheap and the servings are plentiful. The tacos were also really good. Everything seemed very fresh!

Taco Bell
Last but not least, there is always Taco Bell. Sometimes you just need the heart attack on a plate. I only know of one Taco Bell near me at home and it's kind of in a sketchy neighborhood, meaning I never went. Up here, there's a Taco Bell in the mall food court, YAY! Plus, as if the mall isn't close enough, there is a full size Taco Bell on Jefferson Road. This often becomes a late night snack for my friends and I.

So fear not, taco lovers! You can get PLENTY of tacos here in Rochester.

Comments (12)

  • Emily Okey

    Emily Okey

    26 January 2009 at 18:41 |
    There is also Mighty Taco in Buffalo if you're up for the drive =)
  • Amanda Lasicki

    Amanda Lasicki

    26 January 2009 at 19:02 |
    Ugh, I'm so upset. My friend and I planned a trip there once and I got car sick on the way there. I did not want a taco after that.
  • Michelle Bishop-Utano

    Michelle Bishop-Utano

    27 January 2009 at 08:44 |
    You are forgetting about my favorite place – Moe’s Southwestern Grill on Jefferson Rd. “Welcome to Moe’s”
  • Amanda Lasicki

    Amanda Lasicki

    27 January 2009 at 09:36 |
    Oooh I've never been there! Don't tell me about more taco places...I made a late night Taco Bell run last night. Must....stop....taco-ing.
  • Erin Hazeltine

    Erin Hazeltine

    27 January 2009 at 09:55 |
    i was taken aback by the cheapness of the tacos and burritos at the Ritz and personally i think they are SOO goood! completely worth the $1.50 or whatever they are!
  • JP


    27 January 2009 at 13:13 |
    Yes I used to get the tacos all the time at RITZ myself, though they have slowly been sneaking the prices up. When it opened it was like $1.00 for one of those burritos. One time was there someone got yelled at for giving to many nachos to a person, so maybe the price increase was due to bad portion control.
  • Emily Okey

    Emily Okey

    27 January 2009 at 16:52 |
    You guys should all come down to Maryland and check out Chipotle if you haven't been there already!!! Best burrito place ever. In fact, I might just have to make an entire blog about that. They also have them in NYC and other places but not Rochester yet =(
  • Amanda Lasicki

    Amanda Lasicki

    27 January 2009 at 18:00 |
    Maybe you should have told me that when I was there last spring!
  • Emily Okey

    Emily Okey

    27 January 2009 at 18:47 |
    Perhaps you should come visit DC again!
  • Sheila


    28 January 2009 at 08:08 |
    You should also try the corn muffin stuff at the taco bar in the RITZ if you haven't already it is surprisingly good.
  • Michelle Bishop-Utano

    Michelle Bishop-Utano

    28 January 2009 at 14:51 |
    Emily - Moe's is very similar to Chipotle. I have had both and Moe's is WAAAYY better.
  • Ariel Leitao

    Ariel Leitao

    28 January 2009 at 16:07 |
    I must politely disagree with your nomination, as I am a firm opposer of taco's in any form. My nomination would definitely be anything Commons, specifically Quizno's. I wish I didn't live on the other side of campus, otherwise I would definitely have it every night!

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