Awhile back, before I left for Bulgaria, my friend A. and I saw a local Salt Lake area Mexican restaurant–Lone Star Taqueria–on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
I am surprised that I was even able to make it through the episode as I hate Guy Fieri (whom I refer to as Douche Fieri), and usually can’t watch more than a few minutes of his bleached spiky head, backwards sunglass wearing, overall “bro” persona. UGH.
Anywho, The restaurant owner (and Douche) said that they have the best fish tacos around. I happened to be on a fish taco kick those days, so my mom and I headed over to check it out.
I ended up getting shrimp tacos over the fish and they were delish.
The atmosphere is really quirky and fun; with lots of color, rusted old hubcaps, and a station wagon covered in stickers.
Because of the small restaurants proximity to the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon (and the canyon’s ski resorts) the whole place has that laid back, ski bum vibe–perfect for a taco joint.
I liked it so much that my friend A. and I went back right before I left for Bulgaria. That time I got a shrimp and a fish taco. Having tried both, shrimp came out the winner. Although the fish one was excellent as well, and that is saying a lot because I am not a huge fish fan.
Just a few days ago, A. and I went out on a photo adventure and decided to stop off for some sustenance at Lone Star. It was shrimp tacos again for both of us, along with their yummy rice and beans and some fresh chips and guacamole to start. We also went all out and got some Coronas. There is simply no reason to enjoy a fresh-mex taco without a Mexican beer to chase it down. Oh, and plenty of fresh limes, of course.
We sat outside and scarfed down our food under the rays of the sun. It. Was. Heaven.
So, if you are in the Salt Lake area and are looking for a casual place to enjoy some grub, check out Lone Star Taqueria.
2265 E. Fort Union Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
*Just to clarify, I have no association with the restaurant. I just love it enough to mention it on my blog! I really wish Bulgaria had something like this!