TACO ABOUT IT
AT THIS TINY TACO SHACK ON COLLINS AVENUE, THE MEXICAN STREET TACOS (AND DIRTY HORCHATAS) ARE AS GOOD AS THE PEOPLE-WATCHING.
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Tacos at Taquiza all start with blue corn as the base for the tortillas and range from fixings like grasshoppers with avocado and tajin (ABOVE) to shrimp with red “mole” and slaw.