Tio Flaco’s Tacos

18959 Magnolia St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-593-9000
Tio Flaco’s Tacos is a Mexican restaurant in Fountain Valley. The menu is perhaps the simplest in la naranja: tacos, quesadillas, mulitas and a taco salad that has nothing to do with Trump. Tio Flaco’s make the tortillas fresh, whether flour or corn, smear some guacamole on it, put in the meat, sprinkle salsa—and that’s it. That’s all you need, really: Each bite of a taco takes you to Tijuana’s legendary Tacos El Franc. The tortillas are earthy; the meat, smoky and sweet; the guacamole, just the right amount of butteriness. And what ties it all together is the salsa, which reaches a miraculous equilibrium between relishy and thick, spicy and mild; they’ll only splash a little, but ask for more, and they’ll give you a big ol’ ramekin of the stuff.

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