You probably haven’t tried tacos like these before

Villa Guerrero

๐Ÿ“ #101, 12, Bongeunsa-ro 78-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

โฐ Mondy to Sunday 11:30 – 21:30

๐Ÿ“• Carnitas Taco 4,600 won

๐Ÿ“• Chorizo Taco 4,400 won

๐Ÿ“• Soft Drinks 2,000 won

โ€ป Menu/prices are subject to change

I’ll definitely be back for more. There’s this cozy little spot near Samsung Jungang Station that’s like a slice of Mexico. It’s a quick less-than-3-minute walk from Exit 7โ€”no signboard, but you can’t miss the colorful storefront.

I went for the carnitas filletโ€”traditional Mexican fare featuring various pork cuts cooked in lard. You can choose from mixed, fillet, stomach, skin, or tongue. The generous portion of pork on a tortilla, paired with a squeeze of lime, balances the tanginess of cilantro, onion, and lime perfectly. The meat is thick, tender, and bursting with flavorโ€”definitely not your run-of-the-mill taco taste. The cilantro, onion, and lime cut through the richness of the pork beautifully.

Save the chorizo tacos for lastโ€”they pack the most intense flavors and aromas. After you’ve tackled everything else on the menu, finish strong with the chorizo. These tacos are made with minced meat, not the chorizo ham we’re used to, but the red seasoning is spot on. Squeeze in some lime and it’s like diving into a spicy ragu with a hint of cilantro. And let’s talk tortillaโ€”packed with flavor, it’s the perfect vessel for these mouthwatering treats. I caught the three local Mexicans sitting next to me going ‘mmmmm’โ€”maybe it’s a taste of home for them.

Feel free to ask for extra salsa or cilantro to amp up the flavor even more. Despite the hearty pork, there’s no lingering odorโ€”the clean flavors transported me to Mexico in no time.

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