If there’s one kind of food I know a lot about, it’s tacos. And if there’s one place I always go for great tacos, it’s Taqueria Tsunami. The first time I ate here, my whole idea of tacos was flipped upside down. Each bite is a delicious fusion of Asian and Latin flavors. Everything about this restaurant is unique. From the modern and chic atmosphere to the eloquent plating and presentation, the minute you walk into Taqueria Tsunami, you never want to leave. They definitely employ their slogan “a tidal wave of flavors” perfectly.
I love eating here because it feels like the kind of food you’d eat on an exotic vacation. Their flagship location is in Marietta Square. I went with a group of my newspaper buds last September and it was the first time I had eaten there. To start, the margaritas and queso are the perfect teaser to get you in the mood for what’s coming. I tried the Jalapeño Lime Margarita. It’s smooth and fruity with a little bite at the end.
Then comes time for the tacos. The best way to go is the quatro; you get three tacos and a side for less than $10. I always ask a server what their favorite taco on the menu is, and they’ll almost always recommend the Aloha Taco. It comes with teriyaki chicken topped with pineapple pico de gallo and spicy mayo. It’s one of the prettiest tacos on the menu, and it’s always delicious.
Another classic that I frequently choose is the Baja Taco, a tempura fried fish taco topped with asian slaw, cilantro and spicy mayo. This was actually the first taco I tried, and I was amazed at how crispy the tempura coating was. Also, I seriously could get that spicy mayo on everything, it’s one of my favorite sauces. The Shrimp Tempura Taco is pretty similar (I almost like it even better), but it has a hosin-lime aioli over it instead.
I thought these three tacos were the only thing I needed in life. That was before I tried the Asada Zing Taco. I was at the Woodstock location when the server recommended it to me, and man was I blown away. It’s a Korean marinated steak taco topped with shitake mushrooms, asian lettuce and a soy-sesame vinaigrette. If perfection existed in a bite of food, it might be this taco. It’s so succulent and flavorful, and while the juice may run down your hand, it’s a small price to pay for the delicious mouthful of wonderfulness.
I’ve tried a few different sides (the queso tots are awesome!), but my new go-to is definitely the Cucumber Salad. Thinly sliced cucumbers marinated in sweet vinegar is the perfect palate cleanser between tacos.
When your meal is over and your tummy is happy, the server brings you a fortune cookie with the check. It’s a nice touch that ties into the theme perfectly. This place has definitely become a regular spot when I need a taco fix. I've heard they're opening a Roswell location soon, so I expect I'll be spending a good bit of time over there. I can't wait! Have I convinced you to jump in the car and try it out yet? I’m already reaching for my keys... 😊