I think it’s official, la Colmena is our favorite taco joint in town. And we have a number of friends who agree.
Their tortillas are freshly made, and for $1.65 each, are the best deal on Milpas for the tortillas, the price, and the selection.
For comparison, this popular taco place has fresh tortillas, and comparable taco fillings, but costs twice as much. And overly popular with gringos queuing around the block still talking about how Julia loved the place.
And this other popular taco place is about the same price, and fast, but on factory made tortillas.
Another thing I really like about la Colmena is the salsa selection. Their condiments provide a good selection of complex flavors, like the creamy chile sauce, or the creamy tomatillo sauce, even the grilled pickled onions that I like to pair with their pico de gallo.
Today’s taco selection (shared with one other) is 2 rajas, 2 lengua, and 1 chicken mole taco de canasta.
The taco de canasta is only offered on weekends. The fillings are a little smaller, and they are lightly fried before serving, these cost just $1 each.
Rajas is excellent, as always. They fry the peppers and cheese together, resulting in the cheese being golden brown and lightly crisp at the edges. So good.
Lengua, it’s alright, but I prefer mine shredded. It’s not my favorite here.
As a garnish, a handful of roasted (or fried) spiced pumpkin seeds was included. Yum!
Taqueria La Colmena