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Paleteria El Chavo

My husband will sometimes drive for UberEats, and he mentioned that he picked up food from a (new to us) restaurant that served tacos and ice cream. I mean, those are basically my two favorite foods, so I knew we would have to eat there eventually.

On Tuesday, my oldest daughter had a very loose tooth. She is also really scared of letting anyone pull her teeth. I told her that if she let me pull it out then she could pick where we ate dinner that night. Reluctantly, she let me and didn’t even try to bite me!

Well, like I’ve mentioned before, my daughters are EXTREMELY picky when it comes to food. My oldest thinks she is branching out by eating the chicken and cheese quesadilla instead of the plain cheese one. So, she decided she wanted Yogurtini for dinner. I said that it had to be somewhere that we could get actual food and not just dessert. My husband then chimed in that he had the perfect place.

Enter Paleteria El Chavo. On the corner of Harvard and 23rd street sits a brightly colored store with a sign that says “Ice Cream Shop” and “Mexican Food.” It was the perfect place for our family. The girls wanted ice cream, and my husband and I wanted Mexican food. (Yes, we let the girls get ice cream for dinner. Sometimes, you let them get their way.)

When we walked in, there was a sign for Taco Tuesday “4 tacos for $6.” We were sold. At first we talked about splitting it, but we realized they were smaller street-style tacos, and we each got our own order. The girls got two massive ice cream cones – bubble gum on one; chocolate and cookies and cream for the other.

There were three different sauces to use for the tacos, and I got all three to try. My favorite is the one pictured. There were no labels, so I don’t know what to tell you about what they were or what was in them. I just know that all three sauces were a little spicy. Our chicken tacos were absolutely delicious, and I got sour cream to add to mine. I will say I felt like the chicken was a little dry without adding the salsa. Other than that…awesome!

We will definitely be going back for both tacos and ice cream as the ice cream was extremely delicious as well! They also have healthy smoothie options and all sorts of different drinks/shakes. No alcohol though, so you won’t be getting a margarita with your tacos.


14 years of teaching experience 100s of books read Countless tacos eaten

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