A concrete, gallery-like space whose decor and menu evoke the easygoing authenticity of the Yucatán Peninsula.
Much of the draw of Tacombi can be attributed to its unique, street-like setting, perfected with string lights, folding chairs, and hand-painted red, yellow, and green graphics on the wall. One can buy plastic chips at the front counter and line up to order simple tacos out of a vintage Volkswagen van that used to be parked on a beach near Cancún, but service also swiftly brings your food to one of the squeaking aluminum tables scattered throughout the warehouse-sized space. Surprisingly, the entire experience works, charming everyone with its outdoor cocina-like atmosphere.
And while the tacos themselves certainly aren't the best in the city, there are a few standouts that genuinely capture the flavors and culinary styles of the Yucatán. The barbacoa is undoubtedly the best in the house, made with barbecue braised beef short rib on freshly-ground corn tortillas. The breakfast tacos with eggs are also served all day, a comfort-food indulgence that still recalls its traditional Mexican roots, and the Maiz y Poblano sweet corn pepper tacos with queso fresco are a fresh with a kick of spice to balance the warm sweetness of the corn.
Ultimately, while the food might not blow anyone away, the singular experience of ordering homemade tacos from a truck inside an old garage makes Tacombi an enchanting gem.