Street Taco Shack: Canton, TX

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We have been desperate for a good, local Mexican food place since moving here last fall.  There’s a chain nearby that we frequent often and it’s good in a pinch, but it doesn’t deliver that authentic Mexican flavor we’ve been craving.  After seeing the reviews on Facebook for Street Taco Shack in Canton, I knew we had to try it!

The Street Taco Shack offers salsa, queso, or guacamole all served with (or without) chips.  As this was our first time there, we, of course, opted for the chips and salsa.  This salsa delivered on all fronts- taste and texture were spot on.  The chips could have used a little more salt, but were the perfect texture and not at all greasy.  The salsa had the kind of heat that makes you keep coming back for more without simultaneously burning your mouth.

James chose shredded beef, chicken, and al pastor (spicy pork) tacos all on corn tortillas.  He could have ordered the #3 Taco Special ($5.50) – three tacos, rice and beans, your choice of meat on flour or corn tortillas and side of salsa verde, but it was cheaper to order per taco ($1.25ea) since he wasn’t really in the mood for the rice and beans.  The street tacos all come with grilled and fresh onions, cilantro, a wedge of lime, and side of salsa verde.

I had seen a recommendation for the #4 Enchilada Dinner ($5.50) so that’s what I went with.  I chose one chicken and one barbacoa, both smothered in queso.  Usually I go for the chili con carne but James has converted be over to queso.  The tortillas were soft and the filling was flavorful.  Every bite was delicious.  There was plenty of queso left behind to scoop with chips.

I ended the meal with a lemon cake ball (the other option for the evening was red velvet which I am not a fan of).  The cake balls seemed a little random to me (?) and I kind of assumed that they were a partnership with another local business or something, but they said they do make the cake balls themselves.  Random or not, they were delicious!

All in all, I give Street Taco Shack five stars!  We will definitely become regulars here (did I mention they have a drive-thru?!).   Note it is outdoor seating only (picnic tables), there is no public restroom, and the night we went it was cash only.  They do list credit cards as accepted payment on their Facebook page though, so maybe that was just a one-off thing.  They are also open for breakfast so swing by on your way to First Monday Trade Days sometime.

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