2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 11, Solon

Solon is becoming a premiere destination for some great restaurants and their main drag has some killer Mexican food! El Sol we go! 240 East Main Street

Solon, IA: Johnson County

Iowa’s county roads weave into some very interesting places. For folks who live in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas, they lead you to one of Johnson County’s gems when it comes to great restaurants. Solon is a small town that’s getting quite a lot of publicity for its variety of establishments that travelers are heading to more and more. This includes El Sol and our newest contestant for Iowa’s best tacos!

El Sol was prepping for a busy dinner rush when we arrived. They offer daily specials that locals and travelers as getting familiar with more and more. The menu had many selections that ranged all over the culinary map. The kids opted for the shrimp tacos, JayJay smashed the Tacos Al Carbon!

Tacos Al Carbon at El Sol in Solon, IA.

Juicy charbroiled steak inside fresh corn tortillas and topped with ranchero sauce, diced onion, queso fresco, and fresh avocado. Served on the side was fresh Pico de Gallo and El Sol’s firey hot salsa. A must-have with these tacos that you’re now craving. C’mon! The Iowa roads are calling and Solon has some great tacos awaiting your arrival at El Sol. And bring some amigos. They’ll need to get in on this, too!

Be sure to read about our other taco discoveries in the communities of  Albia, BettendorfColumbus JunctionCoralvilleDavenport, Fairfield, Fort Madison, Iowa CityKalona, KnoxvilleLamoni, MuscatineNorth Liberty, OttumwaSolonStorm LakeTamaTipton, Toledo, Wapello, WashingtonWaterloo, West BranchWest Liberty, and Winfield. One of these towns will be awarded Best Hometown Tacos in December of 2016!

Thanks for reading! -Team Goodvin


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