El Super Taco (several locations)1930 Midland Blvd. Fort Smith, AR 72904-5918 479.782.9694
You know, here at Fort Smith Eats, we’re not always fancy. We know our way around a white tablecloth place, sure, but we also just love good food, no matter where we find it. One place you we can reliably find good, fast, cheap, authentic Mexican food in the city is the place with the name that always makes us inwardly giggly, El Super Taco. (Tip #1: You’ll enjoy it 63% more if you always say it with the enthusiasm and approximated accent of a Mexican gameshow host, with many exclamation points. “Elllll Souuuuper Tacooo!!!”)
Some of El Super Taco’s many locations are drive-through-only. We think the locale on Midland Blvd. is maybe the oldest (tell us different in the comments if you know) and it has a dining room, so one recent day we found ourselves sitting in it and trying something new. We usually get one of the the El Super Taco burritos, or as they are known around our abodes, “Huge Heavy Mexican Yum Things.” Seriously, they’re tastiness incarnate and you have to try them, but be sure to build up your upper body strength first.
This visit we were feeling more experimental and less arm-lifty. A quick perusal of the menu and we settled on the 3 Beef Rolled Tacos for $2.99. There was no picture of this one and no description. We were shooting blind, but at $2.99, how wrong could they go?
Like you’d expect, the El Super Taco atmosphere here is utilitarian, heavy on the signage—both handwritten and professionally produced. Touches like the turquoise beach scene wallpaper border amused us. Not exactly evocative of Midland Blvd., you know?
Our favorite part of the atmosphere though is the part right in front of us, when they bring out the free chips and salsa (with about four varieties of hot sauces, more if you ask). No question about it these chips are homemade, and the salsa too. De. Lish.
About five crunchy chip munchy minutes later, out comes our entrée. Mmmm. The giganto burritos we usually order at the drive-through are just wrapped up in paper, so we hadn’t thought too much about what these would look like. These rolled tacos were unexpectedly pretty.
Better yet, they were both tasty and filling. The guacamole was smooth and bright, the fresh pico even brighter, and the lime wedge just the bit of extra kick we needed. As for the tacos, taquitos really, they were just-right-crispy with guac and cheese adding a pleasing contrast of flavors and textures.
No regrets, either from the tummy or the wallet. A satisfying lunch experiment on every level. Next time we may even splurge for the $4.99 size.
Nah, who we kiddin’? We can already feel the burritos calling us with their gravitational force. Resistance is futile.
Ever tried El Super Taco? Got any recommendations?