Discerning Diner options Monterrey Tacos in Shippensburg

Discerning Diner options Monterrey Tacos in Shippensburg

My dad loves Mexican meals.

No wait, let me say that once more. My dad loves Mexican meals.

So when Monterrey Tacos in Shippensburg got here throughout my radar, I knew he could be in favor of a go to and I used to be not dissatisfied.

I floated the suggestion of an expedition out to the western Cumberland County restaurant in my household’s group chat and was met with a textual content from my father much less then 30 seconds later: “I’m in!!!”

In line with the Shippensburg Information Chronicle, Monterrey Tacos is new to city, having opened at 29 E. King St. in June.







Monterrey Tacos - Exterior

Monterrey Tacos is at 29 E. King St. in Shippensburg.


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The restaurant serves a number of (shock) tacos, quesadillas, bowls, burritos, salads, nachos and different genuine Mexican delicacies with weekly hours of 10 a.m. to eight p.m. Monday via Saturday.

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A banner waves from the sidewalk exterior the eatery saying its presence.

Inside, vibrant orange and inexperienced cubicles add pops of colour beside picket tables and steadiness out the restaurant’s easy partitions, grey with the occasional accent of orange.

Tables and a bar space provide alternate seating for these much less inclined to go for a sales space, and an open kitchen permits the mouthwatering aroma of Mexican meals to infiltrate the eating house with out obstruction.


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Guests step as much as the counter to order their choice. A number of selections are customizable, permitting clients to pick out a meat of their selecting from choices corresponding to rooster, steak, pork and floor beef.

French fries and chips are the outstanding sides with pairings like guacamole, salsa and queso.

Horchata, a Mexican beverage with rice, cinnamon and milk that I sampled at Little Mexico Tacos in Carlisle, is one in every of a number of drink choices. Others are aguas frescas, or all pure drinks and jarritos, that are fruit-flavored sodas.

Whereas I liked my horchata from Little Mexicos Tacos, I made a decision to modify it up at Monterrey Tacos and go together with an agua fresca ($3.45). The gentleman on the counter knowledgeable me that the flavour of the day was tamarindo, a tropical fruit.

It got here in a big cup and whereas I personally imagine the tart taste may have finished effectively with a contact extra sweetness, I imagine its refreshing nature would make it pleasurable on a sizzling summer season day.







Monterrey Tacos - Drink

Agua de Tamarindo is among the aguas frescas provided at Monterrey Tacos in Shippensburg. The all-natural beverage is made with tamarinds, a tropical fruit.


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The menu choices have been many, with much more potential mixtures of meat and sauces, however I imagine my dad and I put a dent within the choice with our selections.

I began us off with a small aspect of chips and guac ($4.25), which preceded the arrival of our different gadgets. You’ll must excuse me for forgetting to take a photograph, however it appeared like a typical paper bag of tortilla chips with a big souffle cup full of chilly, contemporary guacamole.

Sometimes I attempt to keep away from filling up on an appetizer however on this case I used to be greater than prepared to make an exception.


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Quite a few menu selections caught my consideration however contemplating the restaurant’s identify is Monterrey Tacos, how may I’ve ordered something however its namesake to form my first impression?

The normal tacos ($12.49) come as a plate of 4 that enables clients to pick out one or a number of meat choices.

Within the curiosity of sampling as many tacos as potential, I went with rooster, steak, floor beef and pork. I skipped the cilantro completely and performed it protected with the crimson tomato salsa, probably the most gentle of the three choices, which additionally listed medium inexperienced salsa and sizzling Monterrey salsa.

Comfortable, heat tortillas cradled every pile of protein which was sprinkled with a wholesome layer of onions, and even the mildest salsa had slightly heat to it. After tasting every of the 4 tacos, my dad and I agreed that they have been equally pleasurable (and messy). Hold a serviette or two available.







Monterrey Tacos - Quesabirria Torta

A quesabirria torta is paired with salsas at Monterrey Tacos in Shippensburg with the choice of including onion, cilantro and avocado.


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With the tacos correctly sampled, my dad opted for a quesabirria torta ($11.95) and a quesadilla campechana ($11.99).

The quesabirria torta was a sandwich that included shredded meat, a blanket of avocado and onions. Cilantro will also be added.

Apart from the guac, I imagine the torta was my favourite meals of the night; it’s juicy meat balanced with the crunchy onion and creamy avocado.

My dad spoke extremely of the quesadilla campechana as effectively, nevertheless after chips, guac, tacos and torta, I had virtually no abdomen house left for a style.







Monterrey Tacos - Quesadilla Campechana

A quesadilla campechana at Monterrey Tacos in Shippensburg comprises steak, al pastor, mozzarella cheese, onion, cilantro and lime with salsa on the aspect.


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Apart from, I needed to save room for the Bavarian cream churros ($4.99), which got here as an order of six, partially hid by a wholesome dollop of whipped cream and topped with a drizzle of chocolate.

The nonetheless heat churros featured a agency shell with gooey insides and left a coating of cinnamon and sugar of their wake — the right conclusion to a savory dinner.

Monterrey Tacos could be the brand new child on the block, however it’s no stranger to scrumptious, genuine flavors which are effectively value a visit to Ship.

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Maddie Seiler is a information reporter for The Sentinel and cumberlink.com masking Carlisle and Newville. You may contact her at mseiler@cumberlink.com and observe her on Twitter at: @SeilerMadalyn

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