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Taco Asylum

2937 Bristol St., B102 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | Costa Mesa | 714-922-6010

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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.


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