Tacos Los Gemelos has SHATTERED the spell of my taco-prejudice! Redwood City's tacos truly are as good and sometimes BETTER than Oakland's. My 5-months-ago self would scoff at me for saying that, and for that I'd SLAP some humility into him for questioning his elder! 5 S T A R S ! ! * BEST CORN TORTILLAS _EVERRRR_ Somebody call Gabriel Iglesias and tell him that freshly made corn tortillas come out FLUFFY!! Fluffy, soft, and moist with tiny injera-like air-bubbles on one side, elevating Los Gemelos' tacos into the stratosphere! Bonus -- the SOPES are just as delicate and fresh. Foodies, bookmark this restaurant NOW. * QUALITY TACOS FROM QUALITY MEATS Listed from the very best to the decent rest: :::: Birria -- MEXTACY! Close your eyes and say my name as you gobble down the glorious, and gamy goat. :::: Cabeza -- GREASE IS THE WORD. The most decadent beef they offer. Rub it all over yaself... :::: Carnitas -- OINK OINK -- This little piggy went inside my mouth. :::: Tripitas -- HAPPY ENTRAILS! Offal bacon--crispy, a little chewy, and all-the-way yummy. :::: Chorizo -- WAKE UP to the home-cooked, skillet-fried flava! :::: Asada -- A SOLID OFFERING of flavor from the ground beef. :::: Barbacoa -- PRETTY GOOD. Juicy! :::: Pastor -- DECENT. Not particularly awesome, but not bad either. :::: Chicken -- Bahaha, like I'd ever order chicken! * THEIR BIRRIA IS THE G.O.A.T.! "Greatest Of All Tiiiime!" -- or at least the 'Greatest Of All Tried!' Less than a third of taquerias even serve goat on the weekends, so the fact that Gemelos serves it DAILY is kind of a big deal. The goat at Tacos Los Gemelos is better than Chavez Supermarket in Redwood City, better than Otaez in Oakland, better than San Jalisco's in SF. Even if you don't like goat, spend the $1.35 and take one bite -- VEGANS, I'm talking to you! * WELL CRAFTED REGULAR BURRITOS :::: Birria Burrito Regular -- GREAT!! The delectable goat meat makes for a fabulous burrito. Burritos are well executed, with smallish tortilla-spine (that annoying interior clump of flour tortilla), and even distribution of filling to the last bite. Not the meatiest burrito ever, but getting the flavorful birria solves that problem. #BURRITOTIP: Super burritos are usually too sloppy and soupy for me. Instead, I go for a regular burrito with a moist and succulent meat like cabeza or greasy carnitas that will not need extra fat. A regular burrito's flour tortilla tends to stay dry and retain its firmness because it won't absorb as much liquid from the guac and sour cream. Super burrito tortillas start turning into wet dough after 5 minutes. #ButWhatDoIKnow? * CHEAP, WITH PARKING AND SEATING A'PLENTY The tacos are $1.35, sopes under $3, regular burritos under $7. Plenty of parking, and friendly vibes from the young staff. Lastly, there's a BevMo across the street for following up that gamy birria with some smoky mezcal--hummm baby!
Art S. on May 11, 2016