Friday, May 15, 2009

Tacqueria Del Rey

Editor's Note: Alas, it appears that Tacqueria Del Rey has gone out of business. I think they were probably just too close to El Oasis. If you'll note in the comments below, a reader believes that a middle eastern place may move into the location.

Tacqueria Del Rey has opened up on Michigan Avenue, where Mexico To Go used to be. While they don't have a lot of variety yet, they have that real tacqueria taste.

They tell me that this is their first restaurant, and the menu is still evolving. This means they didn't have a take out menu for me the last two times I stopped in, so I can only tell you about what I remember.

Good juicy carne guisada, which sometimes can be had as "lonches" - or a Mexican sub sandwich. (You can have any filling on that that you can have in a taco, but I recommend the guisada, because the juiciness goes with bread best.) I enjoy the pulled chicken, and I usually get a tostada. It supposedly comes with ground beef, but the beef they've put on it for me is seared and chopped - yum.

Sometimes they have Pan Dulce in the bakery counter as well. These big, lightly sweetened rolls have a colorful outer layer of a sweeter topping - still bread but more sugary. Pan dulce come in different shapes, but here they are mainly snail shell shaped.

Also, to go with your meal, don't forget the Jarritos, Mexican pop. I particularly recommend the tamarindo flavor to relieve your mouth if you go too heavy on the hot sauce.

Tacqueria Del Rey, 1825 East Michigan Avenue. (517) 977-0148.


Pastelfish said...

Hey! I wondered how that place was, now I've got to stop in, or carry out, or something.

After the duck.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review! I haven't been that way in a idea it was open.

Anonymous said...

I was just back to Lansing to see my family and stopped in after seeing your review. It was delicious! Have you been there since they added the fruit spears with lime juice and a seasoning sprinkled on them? They weren't on the menu yet, but the owner was folding take-out menus when I walked in maybe a week ago or so.

The Eastside Food Geek said...

Oooo! I'll have to try it for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to say thank you to all of our customers who have supported our business. We hope you all enjoy it and look forward to serving you always with a smile...

Taqueria Del Rey

Luke said...

sadly, this place has just gone out of business (as of 7/25/09).

word on the street is that a middle eastern restaurant is taking it's place.

The Eastside Food Geek said...


We saw people moving some equipment out of the building on Friday. I hoped it was just that they were upgrading something.

I'll have to put this in a "drive by" post. Not everybody reads the comments.