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Screw City Tacos at Cantina Taco

Screw City Tacos at Cantina Taco
Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Posted On: October 26, 2022

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Taco lovers, rejoice! This week we ventured to Cantina Taco to try their tacos. Home of the Screw City Taco, we knew this would be a delicious trip.


Cantina Taco has two locations, one in the heart of downtown, and one on E. Riverside Blvd to make getting your taco cravings resolved as easy as possible. You've probably also seen their food truck at City Market and other outdoor events all over town. Head to your nearest location and order tacos!


We had to try their Screw City Taco, a fried flour tortilla stuffed with rice, your choice of meat, corn, sour cream, and queso. We are a house divided on the best protein for the Screw City Taco. Help us decide, are you team chicken, team pork, or team veggie? The fried tortilla immediately set this taco apart. Its hearty toppings make this the perfect lunch when you need to power through your day. Cantina Taco makes amazing queso...and we fully support getting a little extra on the side.


Next up, Cantina Taco's birria tacos. Nothing is better than a food that you can dip into more food. Birria is a spiced beef that simmers in a stew of flavors until the meat is incredibly tender. This is a simple taco, birria, cheese, and onion... but the flavor packs a punch. Dip the taco in the stew for an extra flavor boost, and add house made hot sauces for an extra kick. You won't regret ordering these, we promise!


Cantina Taco offers many other menu options including bowls, burritos, and more. Dine in or carry out and make the whole family happy.




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