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Santa Cruz’s Tacos Morenos is ‘porkaliscious’

Why is it that the best taquerias also happen to make their own tortillas? The gooey, chewy, floury warmth of the fresh made wraps are almost as delicious as the spicy contents inside.

Tacos Morenos has been following the same super fresh formula for over three decades. And while they’re Tacos Morenos in name, it’s the burritos that amaze this forker the most.

Santa Cruz’s Tacos Morenos

Is ‘porkaliscious’ even a word? Nah not even

No rice filler in these babies, heck no! Pinto beans, shredded cabbage diced tomatoes and cilantro with salsa, plus your favorite carne is all you need.

Simple. Fresh. Pure. Hot. Muy bueno.

Typical me, I always eat what I love best—the combo carnitas and al pastor burrito. While not adventurous as say, lengua (which they have, along with standards carne asada, grilled chicken and chile verde), this blend of salty melty pork with the smoky spicy pork is sublime porkalisciousness.

But here’s the flavor glue that makes the whole thing explode, the homemade salsa.

Fire roasted chilies with a touch of vinegar and garlic, these tubes of tasty heat complete the flavor fiesta.

Grab a container in one hand, your burrito in the other, and apply copious amounts of salsa for every bite.

Apply. Chew. Repeat. Oh, fork yeah.

While they’re also famous for their veggie menu, quesadillas etc., as long as they have premium pork burritos that’s where my $US 4.50 is going.

The lunch line can wrap around the block, so it’s best to get there before 11am or after 1:30pm. Tacos Morenos, 1053 Water Street, Santa Cruz.

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Why is it that the best taquerias also happen to make their own tortillas? The gooey, chewy, floury warmth of the fresh made wraps are almost as delicious as the spicy contents inside. Tacos Morenos has been following the same super fresh formula for over three decades. And while they’re Tacos Morenos in name, it’s …

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