Worth a trip over the river! again and again and again!

29 Feb

Smoke BBQ Taqueria

I should just be happy that this place isn’t in East Liberty, because if it was, I would be poor, poor, poor!  Homemade tortillas, veggie options, Mexican Coke in the bottle, eclectic decorations, and friendly service?  My kinda place.  A friend and I went to Smoke today for lunch and couldn’t have been more pleased- me with my veggie options and him with his meat options.

The place is very small and quaint, and if you want to eat-in at prime meal times, you will probably have a wait.  We were just a bit after the lunch rush, so we were able to get a table at the small bar.  There are only about 12 seats in the whole place.  The decor is cute and rustic- quite homey.  The staff was friendly and accommodating.  But the best part, by far, was the food!  I had two tacos for lunch:

Veggie: black beans, roasted poblano & corn relish, crispy potatoes, and chili de arbol sauce

Migas: eggs, thin & crispy corn tortilla strips, onions, hot peppers, beans, and cheese

They were both delicious!  Fresh ingredients on a homemade tortilla with the perfect amount of spices.  If I had to pick one over the other, I would go for the veggie.  The fresh corn and tiny diced peppers and crispy potatoes were perfection.  I would go back for this taco in a heartbeat.  It was so stuffed full of goodness, that I had to ask for a fork to get at the fillings that had fallen out- yes it was that good!  Here is the after picture:

The sign hanging in the restaurant had it right.

I really don’t have a bad thing to say about this place.  My friend who came with me, a Mexican dude, said that his three tacos were all amazing.  He had the brisket, pork and chorizo.  His fav was the pork, with the brisket a close second. He said the chorizo was done just right and reminded him of home.  So, Smoke gets 4 big thumbs up from the two of us. Well done and we will see you again soon!

Overall grade for Smoke BBQ Taqueria: A

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1 Comment

Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Homestead, Mexican


One response to “Worth a trip over the river! again and again and again!

  1. Romina

    April 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    What you read here is all true. From an Argentinean girl living in Pittsburgh with a major craving for Mexican food, this place is fantastic. Although it is Tex-Mex, you have to try it, their veggie taco has so much flavor you won’t believe your taste buds!


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