Costa Mesa, CA 92626
OC Weekly's Description
Taco Asylum, as you might have guessed by now, is not a
typical taco stand. It is a designer taco shop with a flat-screen TV tuned
in to its own Twitter feed. It boasts a respectable library of eclectic
draft and bottled beers. It sells thin, burnt-looking homemade chips dusted
with a caustic smoked Serrano-chile powder, are designed to make you buy
more beer. The menu is otherwise just tacos and only tacos, which are
Mexican in inspiration, global in aspiration.
Tips from foursquare
Wild mushroom and curried Paneer are the best
Do not combine ghost chili tacos with ghost chili sauce. It will end your day.
Try the pork belly taco! Awesome with the daikon radish!
Wild mushroom tacos are incredible! Careful with sauces- very dangerous
If you have the Ghost Chili Pork, you might want to follow it with the Duck. Cool your tongue off with the brie!
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Reviews and News
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Best Of Awards
If you order the guacamole nachos at Taco Asylum, you're done eating for the rest of the week. The kitchen... More on Best Nachos »
The 2-year-old Taco Asylum is known for its meat. There's beef tongue, braised pulled pork, fried... More on Best Vegan Appetizer »
We're not sure exactly what makes Taco Asylum's Sichuan fried chicken taco Sichuan, much less Chinese, but... More on Best Chinese Taco »
At $5, this is not a cheap taco, but once you take your first bite and recover from the onslaught of the ghost... More on Best Taco »