You bet your bottle of Cholula we found another great taco detour! My name is JayJay and my family may have a problem and we don’t give a flip what you think! We love tacos and we don’t need to to drive to Guadalajara to ease our jones’n. But we will drive to “some” lengths to dive in to some new Mexican places we haven’t been to before. Like small-town, Iowa. Team Goodvin needed some windshield time, too! So we were West Liberty bound and El Patio didn’t disappoint.
I know its your lunch hour and you need to hit up someplace quick! But it’s your day off and the weather is ideal and you need to find new friends anyway. So get on that smartphone thingy and start getting your trip ready for some Mexican food across the border….or over the county line that is. Why not West Liberty, IA! El Patio supplied us with traditional Mexican fare in the middle of Muscatine County, Iowa. The fresh corn tortillas were piping hot, the Lengua, Al Pastor, and Carnitas were all prepared with amazing flavors and topped with crisp onions, fresh chopped cilantro, and avocado. The lunch shift was crawling with customers and the kitchen was doing a great job keeping up with the orders. The dining room was buzzing with local customers and fellow travelers like ourselves. Always a good sign of a quality establishment. Keep the tacos coming, West Liberty!
Be sure to read about our other taco discoveries in the communities of Albia, Bettendorf, Columbus Junction, Coralville, Davenport, Fairfield, Fort Madison, Iowa City, Kalona, Knoxville, Lamoni, Muscatine, North Liberty, Ottumwa, Solon, Storm Lake, Tama, Tipton, Toledo, Wapello, Washington, Waterloo, West Branch, West Liberty, and Winfield. One of these towns will be awarded Best Hometown Tacos in December of 2016!
Thanks for reading! -Team Goodvin