Recently ate at Taco Asylum (http://www.tacoasylum.com) at The Camp in Costa Mesa and appreciated their establishment. I really like this restaurant because of what they bring to the table which is a modern twist on a great Mexican dish, which is the taco, as well as providing craft beers and their specialty bottled hot sauces at a great location (The Camp; http://thecampsite.com). The execution of this was well done and there were small details that really made the difference. It was an enjoyable experience, our waiter was really friendly, but in terms of value I feel like it wasn’t all there. The tacos were small especially the carne asada tacos, they barely had any meat and they cost three dollars plus so I wasn’t to satisfied with them but that’s probably because I’m used to getting my tacos from carnicerias (butcher shops) or taco stands in LA where they cost 2 dollars and are double the quantity. Maybe if they had sourced their meat from grass fed cows and pasture raised pigs, along with having local small farm ingredients and heirloom corn tortillas, then I would have been fine with the price but that wasn’t the case. Regardless this was a fun experience with some interesting flavors and good ambiance. Definitely check it out if you are looking for an afternoon snack!
These Tacos were Loco