Wandering Outside the Bubble
Jamie Kuntz, A&E Editor
When my older sister told me she was taking me to the suspiciously named Yucatan Taco Stand for lunch last week, I was admittedly nervous. It sounded pretty sketchy (a food stand?), and my sister has a history of taking me to hole-in-the-wall restaurants that end up getting closed down a few days later due to health violations.
This, however, was an exception to the rule: Yucatan is delicious, reasonably priced, and—surprisingly—is an actual restaurant, not a tiny food stand.
As one would expect from the name, Yucatan Taco Stand is known for its tacos. They are so stuffed with meat and vegetables that it takes two layers of tortillas to hold it together. There are eight different kinds of tacos to choose from (including a vegetarian option), but I would recommend the Tequila Lime Chicken or the Spicy Aged Chorizo, both of which are to die for. Each taco is only $3.75, which is extremely cheap, considering how filling they are.
We also split an order of the Tequila Lime Chicken Nachos, which was the best decision I’ve ever made. The nachos are a huge tower of tortilla chips covered with different kinds of queso, a roasted garlic aioli sauce, fresh veggies, sour cream, guacamole and jalapenos. It’s way too much food for one person to eat, so make sure to share. At $9.75, the nachos are a little more expensive, but totally worth it. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.
Yucatan also boasts 75 different premium 100 percent-agave tequilas at its bar, as well as award-winning, made-from-scratch margaritas. Unfortunately, I’m not old enough to partake of any of these yet, but my sister assured me that the margarita she ordered there was one of the best she has ever had.
Though Yucatan Taco Stand is in the cultural district of Fort Worth and therefore a bit far away from our homey Bubble, I would encourage every student to take a trip there some weekend. Not just for the food—which is totally worth the drive—but because you’d be within five minutes of the Fort Worth Zoo, which is one of the best zoos in the country, the Botanical Gardens, which will be lovely in the springtime, and tons of museums, including the Kimbell Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
So get a few friends, take a day trip and make sure you stop to get some delicious tacos.