|Address:||11732 Artesia Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701, USA|
Ricos Tacos Artesia is located in Los Angeles County of California state. On the street of Artesia Boulevard and street number is 11732. To communicate or ask something with the place, the Phone number is (562) 403-1764.
The coordinates that you can use in navigation applications to get to find Ricos Tacos Artesia quickly are 33.8727749 ,-118.0835077
Food is GREAT
Ay........aaaa........ah..........Tacos." - parody of "Rico Suave", Gerardo
*Social Distancing Review*
The former location of Wendy's, Albertaco's, Indian & Chinese restaurants, the current occupier is Ricos Tacos El Tio. I've been looking forward to trying the place once RTET opened, and when I saw the neon OPEN sign lit, lunch plans were in order.
I've only had vampiros before at a taqueria in Lakewood, so I can only make comparisons between the two. The other taqueria serves their vampiros on a crunchy taco shell, whereas Ricos Tacos El Tio does not. I much prefer the crunch of the other place. The iceberg lettuce was also a little limp. The taqueria in Lakewood freshly shreds & soaks their lettuce in water, for more crisp & vibrant lettuce. Lastly, RTET applies sliced avocado, whereas the place in Lakewood squeezes dollops of guacamole on their vampiro. Again, the edge goes to the Lakewood taqueria. I found Rico Tacos El Tio's vampiro to be a bit disappointing.
Birria de chivo-
What a way to redeem yourselves, Ricos Tacos El Tio! Slow steamed goat in a mild chile broth, w/ onions, cilantro & paired w/ salsa & 6 corn tortillas. Ample amounts of tender goat meat, including the fatty cuts, I relished each bite. The broth was well seasoned & quite similar to menudo. I absolutely loved this! My only regret is in not ordering the larger size, which I will next time!
The menu at Ricos Tacos El Tio covers all the Mexican food bases - tacos, tortas, quesadillas, burritos, vampiros, & weekend menudo. The protein options include the standard carne asada, adobada, carnitas & pollo asado, but also buche (pork stomach), lengua & cabeza. The aguas frescas looked quite refreshing on a hot day.
Service was good. The young man working the register was friendly as he took my order. Drive thru is available for those who don't want to leave their cars. Plenty of seating via the new tables & booths brought in for the Grand Opening. Parking is via a private lot.
While I wasn't enthused with their vampiro, I was definitely enthused with Ricos Tacos El Tio's birria de chivo. Soothing to the soul with liberal amounts of seasoned, succulent goat meat, I'm getting this again, probably the week I post this review. I'll experiment with RTET's menu, perhaps a burrito or quesadilla, to go along with another helping of the birria de chivo. I'm happy Ricos Tacos El Tio has opened in my neighborhood and I recommend coming here.