I visited Colonia Taco Lounge for lunch and was met with a disappointment: the cauliflower taco I was intent on ordering was out! Luckily, there were still plenty of tacos to choose from on the board and I was still pretty happy with my three choices.
Campion: This taco was ridiculously good. Crispy bacon, crumbly, rich cheese, and creamy, ripe avocado. The slices of green onion were a surprise and added a great accent to the taco by cutting down on the richness.
Doraditos: Potato and cheese taco that’s fried till crisp, then topped with lightly-dressed lettuce, a cream sauce, and more cheese. What’s not to like about this one? It comes from the kitchen hot and crispy so be careful not to burn your mouth on it.
I convinced Will to go with me the next day to try some more tacos and scored this second time. Cauliflower tacos!
Cauliflower: These are a great vegetarian (not vegan because the batter has butter!) alternative to the fish taco. Strangely, this was served on a flour tortilla instead of a corn one. The batter was crispy while the cauliflower inside still had a firm and satisfying texture. The cream sauce and corn brought this to a whole other level.
Lengua/tongue: This was tender and spicy. It was good but didn’t stand out from the other tongue tacos I’ve had.
I had high hopes for Colonia Taco Lounge and it did not disappoint. The corn tortillas are flavorful. The taco fillings are satisfying. The michelada is thirst-quenching with the right amount of kick. The only thing I don’t like about this place is it’s too far from my house.
Colonia Taco Lounge13030 E. Valley Blvd
La Puente, CA 91746