TacoliciousMarket Days: Thursday
|PRODUCTS: Three kinds of seasonal tacos, homemade salsas, agua fresca |
PEOPLE: Joe Hargrave and Sara Deseran plus two members of the Laïola team
ABOUT: Tacolicious is the taqueria offshoot of Marina restaurant Laïola. For owner Joe Hargrave, tacos are comfort food — he grew up eating them at home and on the taco truck-lined streets of his hometown of Modesto. Inspired by a recent taco "smack-down" with Laïola chef Ron Pei, the Tacolicious stand serves antojito-style tacos with an emphasis on humanely and locally sourced ingredients. (Antojito means a snack that fulfills a craving in Spanish). Three rotating tacos will be available, including the signature braised pork shoulder. The salsa and agua fresca menu will also be updated to reflect seasonal availability.
SOURCING: Tacolicious uses local pasture-raised meat, freshly made tortillas from San Francisco’s La Palma Mexicatessen, and local produce from several local farms, including Dirty Girl Farm, Swanton farm, County Line Harvest, and Hamada Farms.