Thursday, November 10, 2016
Morgantown Edition: Garcia's Grill at the Cue
Before Brittany left to head back to Nashville, we had to stop at her favorite restaurant: Garcia's. And, it just so happened to have moved locations recently, so I figured it would be a perfect time to do an update.
Garcia's Latin Market began on Pleasant Street selling spices, trinkets, etc., and they then moved to High Street in the former Carvel Ice Cream space, where they also expanded to include a restaurant. And, most recently, they moved up a block to partner with The Cue, making the new restaurant's name "Garcia's Grill at the Cue."
But, alas, tacos.
Garcia's has breakfast tacos, family packs, a daily juice, and lunch specials. They have daily special tacos (on this day it was enchilada chicken), as well as standard ones: ground beef, bean & potato, bean & cheese, chorizo & potato, and the ultimate best-taco-you'll-ever-have: spicy chipotle bbq pork.
Well. I didn't know how much I could love tacos until I had this taco. For all that is holy in your life, order a spicy chipotle bbq pork taco. Promise.
So, of course, I got one of the spicy chipotle bbq pork tacos and a bean and cheese one as part of the lunch special, which came with a water, chips & salsa, and a cookie.
Chips and salsa were good. You can see they even make and package their own tortilla chips for sale in the shop, which is pretty cool.
The tacos: The bean and cheese was just OK for me. Without the crunch onion and jalapeno, it would be too bland. But that spicy chipotle bbq pork is the stuff dreams are made of. Spicy but sweet and smokey and amazing. Best taco I've ever had.
The cookie, while a nice sweet bite at the end, is chocolate chip. You all know how I feel about chocolate chip at this point. Most people love them; I'm not a fan. I liked the cookie part and mostly spit out the chocolate chips. Monster, I know.
The restaurant still has a corner of merchandise, where you can purchase spices, tea, clothing, baskets, art and more.
They also seem to be hosting a good amount of events with the larger venue space.
Same great tacos, much larger (and darker space). I think there's a lot of opportunity for them to do more, considering they're not constrained by space as much. It's a less visible area and not as bright and cheery as the other one, but I could see them doing some cool stuff here. Looking forward to catching on of their dinners.