9 Heavenly Pittsburgh Tacos to Spice Up Your Taco Tuesday
Everyone loves a taco. The crunch, the flavors, the tang—bring it on! We scoured the city for a trio of terrific tacos and found a few, colorful favorites at Seviche, Walnut Grill, and Mad Mex. Have a bite of total bliss!
By Andrea Bosco / Photographs by Michael Fornataro
Seviche Executive Chef James Rogers creates his All-American BLT Taco (left) with house-made, thick-cut bacon; romaine; pickled cherry tomatoes; jalapeño ranch; and Mezcal BBQ. He satisfies veggie lovers with his Crispy Tofu Taco (center), comprised of guacamole, bean sprouts, pickled carrots, Korean BBQ, and sesame seeds. His Chorizo Taco (right) is made with house chorizo, romaine, jalapeño ranch, salsa roja, and pickled fresno chiles.
> Seviche, 930 Penn Ave., Downtown. 412.697.3120. seviche.com.
Walnut Grill Corporate Executive Chef Randy Simpson whips up his Tilapia Fish Tacos with flour tortillas, chipotle aioli, pickled Napa cabbage slaw, cheddar cheese, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.
The Seared Ahi Tuna Tacos are a fresh, flavorful choice. Made with sesame-crusted tuna, Asian slaw, chipotle aioli, and avocado, the combination of cultures is a match made in heaven.
Simpson brings the heat with his new Chorizo Soft Tacos, comprised of chipotle aioli, jicama slaw, tomato, and mango-pepper dew relish.
> Walnut Grill, 12599 Perry Hwy., Wexford. / 911 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel. / 660 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. / 1595 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. eatwalnut.com.
Mad Mex Shadyside Executive Chef Chads Mullinary fashions his Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos with avocado, cilantro, chipotle aioli, Mad Mex® slaw, and Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa.
The Carnitas Tacos — comprised of slow-roasted pork, enchanted by garlic, ancho chile, and lager; Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa; shaved red cabbage; radish; and cilantro — are wild with flavor.
A seasonal favorite, Mullinary’s Grilled Steak and Asparagus Tacos start with flank steak and asparagus. The killer combo is served on soft tortillas and topped with Dijon mustard sauce and cilantro.