Chronic Tacos is a chain of quick service restaurants that makes tacos and burritos. Their tacos are more California style rather than traditional Mexican ones. They allow you to customize your tacos and have an assembly line preparation counter like Chipotle or Subway.
I recently visited their location on West 4th in Kitsilano for a quick lunch. I came in on a Tuesday, which just happened to be “Taco Tuesday” so all tacos were 50 cents off.
The carnitas taco was filled with tender pieces of meaty pulled pork. I put cabbage, cilantro, onion lime, salsa, and guacamole on this taco. I was pleasantly surprised that they don’t charge extra here for guacamole. You must add it to your tacos because it makes everything so rich and creamy.
I also had an al pastor taco, which is a pineapple marinated pork. This pork was also juicy and moist and it had a sweet flavour to it. I had all of the same toppings on this taco as the one above, but I also got some of their spicy mayo on this one. The mayo was very rich and it did add a hint of spice to it, but I probably wouldn’t get it on the al pastor one again because the meat was already pretty flavourful.
Because of Taco Tuesday, these two tacos came to just over $7, which I think is a really good deal. They tasted good and they were very filling and prepared fresh. I would return on Tuesday again for a quick meal.
Yes, for cheap and filling tacos.