Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Taste from the Dashboard: La Cascada

Today's "Taste from the Dashboard" is from La Cascada, a troca stationed on the north side of Colfax, just east of I-225. This far east on Colfax, food choices start to get a little sparse. Recently, however, trocas are filling in the gaps.

La Cascada serves tacos, tortas, tostadas, quesadillas, and burritos. Choices of meat are pretty standard for a taco truck: Asada, Carnitas, Buche, Lengua, and Al Pastor. Pictured at left is their Taco de Carnitas ($1.50). How was it? For a troca I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars. They were very generous with the carnitas, it wasn't greasy, it wasn't salty and in fact could have used some salt. The toppings were different, diced tomato and very finely shredded lettuce. I don't know where that idea came from and I would ask for the taco without next time.

Here's the torta de asada that I ordered ($4.00). This was infinitely better than the taco. I was afraid that the steak would be tough or gristly; it wasn't. As you can see the asasda was chopped and topped with lettuce, tomato, avocado. Their was the lightest schmear of beans on the toasted and buttered tellera bun, just right. This torta also could have used a dash of salt; that can be fixed and is better then dealing with salty food.

Their salsas are also the standard red, green and the avocado green. All very tasty, but milder than some might like. I have to say overall that La Cascada is understated with their seasoning, not necessarily a bad thing. Would I go back? Sure would! I'm curious to try their lengua and buche tacos. Give it a go when your out east and let me know what you think.