Mission Taco Joint
St. Louis, MO 63130
Riverfront Times' Description
Located in University City, Mission Taco Joint clearly has nothing to hide — you can actually watch its workers making fresh tortillas through a window on the Delmar Boulevard side of the restaurant. There's also a walk-up window and an outdoor standing area, both of which provide a delicious venue for people-watching. Inside, Mission is almost always packed, but if you can find a seat, the food — a modern reinterpretation of traditional Mexican dishes like burritos, tortas and tacos — is worth the wait. Brothers Adam and Jason Tilford brought their expertise to Mission from Tortillaria and Milagro Modern Mexican, two renowned local eateries, and their attention to detail shines through in the food. The menu mingles classics like carne asada with slightly less expected items like nopales (cactus) and grilled tofu tacos. At Mission, the longer you linger, the more you'll find yourself scrutinized by a pack of hungry, vulture-like customers, eyeballing you from the waiting area. Hold your ground — snag a side order of "street corn," order another round of roast duck and crispy pork belly tacos — and save room for a churro.
Tips from foursquare
Must try the Care Asada Taco - the best.
Try the tacos.
The Piscojito isn't sweet as tradiational mojitos but the pisco adds another dimension of flavor. The bright mint & tart of lemon juice helped give the drink fantastic balance. http://bit.ly/1blM1vC
Holy shit. The carne asada fries are one of the best things I've ever eaten.
Way better than Gringo. Get the Duck taco
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The celebrated Mission Taco Joint (6235 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-5430) is working on opening a second location in Soulard, but it's... More on Mission Taco Joint »
This one was a landslide. We'll definitely have to stop by and have some drinks and dessert this weekend, and suggest you do the same.... More on Mission Taco Joint »
Like we said last week, it's really a shame to hold off on dessert. It should be an appetizer or something -- who needs a predinner... More on Mission Taco Joint »