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June 7, 2021
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Feeding Your Addiction with Pica Chica Tacos, Clinton

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Good news for those of us who can never get enough Mexican food! The self-proclaimed “taco dealer” has expanded from its taco truck and set up shop in Clinton (in the old Aunt Shirley’s building). The building, painted in rainbow hues, screams F-U-N from the road, and the decor features galvanized steel wainscotting, trendy metal cafe seating, with bold pops of red, yellow, and blue.
The menu doesn’t overwhelm with traditional offerings and fresh renditions of tacos, quesadillas, burritos, chimichangas, and flautas. I couldn’t resist the classic taco combo: a trio of beef, pork, and chicken (fried cauliflower is available for the veggies among us). Double-stacked corn tortillas arrived, loaded with shredded red cabbage, cilantro-lime slaw, and three salsas on the side: Fresca, Verde, and Chipotle. The shredded beef is slow-roasted with citrus and smoky guajillo peppers, while the tender chicken is flavored with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and chipotle. The pork (my favorite) is marinated in achiote and topped with grilled pineapple. All three sauces packed serious flavor and not too much heat.
The sweet owner, Mari Lee, pointed me to a patio in the back of the building for private parties and dining experiences, which is a pleasant haven from Route 1.
Sunday brunch is tempting (breakfast tacos or huevos rancheros, anyone?), and my sweet tooth is hankering to sink into a stack of churro pancakes.
Prices are reasonable;  three taco combo is $14.00. Next time I’ll save room for dessert: profiteroles filled with dulce de leche, or Margarita mousse! Good to know: salsa and guac are available in pints to go, along with bags of fresh chips.
Inside and outside seating available. Dine-in, takeout, or delivery.

68 West Main Street, Clinton

Wednesday- Saturday: 12p-8p

Sunday: 7:30a-2:30p

www.picachicatacos.com


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