Riding the Wave Into Taqueria Tsunami

Taqueria Tsunami just opened their latest location a couple of miles from Date Night headquarters in East Cobb. Having visited their Marietta Square branch, we were happy to welcome them to the neighborhood. Evidently, their fellow merchants in the not-so-busy shopping center next door are not.

And just in case you don’t get the message…

No surprise here, as parking was a problem when this was a Caribou Coffee/Einstein Brothers hotspot.

The exterior remains the same, but the interior has been drastically altered.

The coffee shop is now a bar and the bagel store is the dining area. Cute touches abound.

Did someone say bar? There are only six taps here, but they are full of local beers. A Mexican lager from Birmingham sneaks onto the table during our visit.

This would be a good time to mention the guacamole fresco and the avocado egg rolls that we get for apps. If you are a guac fan, this is some of the freshest we have gotten in a restaurant. It must be avocado season as this is some amazing guac. We should also mention that we are joined by Date Night regulars and “East Cobb Dining Club” members Bill and Stefanie, who live even closer to here than we do.

Taqueria’s menu is mainly an exercise in Asian-Latin fusion.  Tacos, of course, are dominant, but you can get them filled with Asian-inspired Thai chicken or shrimp tempura.  Or, you can get a salad.

Stefanie’s salad comes with plump, juicy shrimp and more of that yummy avocado.

The rest of us are ready to ring the taco bell. Let the tidal wave of taco photos begin. Is there such a thing as taco porn? First up, we have a shrimp tempura and a Vietnamese BBQ pork with Asian slaw.

See the Asian-Latin fusion thing happening? The side of yucca fries is an interesting and welcome addition.

Bill spices things up with the “Rich Man” taco (filet covered in queso) to go with his beef short rib taco.

The tacos keep on coming with another beef short rib, and on the other end of the spectrum, tofu. Who says we aren’t versatile here at Date Night?

All of the tacos are delicious. You really can’t go wrong. Platters are available with two tacos or three. Two is plenty (it comes with a side), unless you are really hungry. Between the tacos, beer and appetizers, we are very full when we leave.

The bottom line on Taqueria Tsunami East Cobb: Terrific tacos. We had to wait for a table, so the word is out. They need to do something about the parking situation as the East Cobb soccer moms are not going to stand for having to walk a block with their kids when there are no spaces available. It’s time to cut a deal with the shopping center and rent out some of their always-empty spaces.

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