I have found that the selection of Mexican food in New Orleans is in short supply, but this place is great. Taqueria Corona is a dive, and looks to be family run. As described on the website, it’s the Mexican version of the typical New Orleans neighborhood po-boy shop. We got there around 7 on a friday night and though there seemed to be a bit of a wait, we were able to sit immediately.
You can sit at the bar, which overlooks all the cooks and waiters while they work their magic in the kitchen or at the small cafe style tables. You even get to watch as they grill and chop all the meat. We sat at the bar, and started with chips and guacamole. The guacamole wasn’t fabulous, but the margaritas were.
The tacos come a la carte. Two are more than enough if you gorged yourself on chips before hand, like I tend to do. I ordered the Rib-eye Carne Asada Taco (topped with cebollita- charbroiled green onions seasoned with salt) and the Beef Tongue Taco. They gave my a side of chopped cilantro and onions which went great on both tacos. They were delicious, the rib-eye was so flavorful.
My date got the numero uno y medio which came with one burrito, one taco, and one flauta filled with your choice of meats. It came with a side of beans and rice. I’m usually not a fan of either of these sides, but the beans were fantastic. I’ll definitely be getting a side of them when I go back.