I love Mexican food, so when I was asked to plan a work event, I immediately thought of a great deal I read about at Vamos, on 20th and 1st. Â All day on Monday, you can get all you can eat tacos and a margarita for $19.
We were seated inside the restaurant since we had a group of 6. Â Honestly, maybe I’m just getting old, but I felt the place to be a tad on the loud side. Â I would have preferred to sit at one of the outdoor tables because I couldn’t hear a word anyone who wasn’t sitting next to me was saying. Â Those seated on the end pretty much enjoyed me nodding and smiling throughout the night because I was unable to hear anything and contribute to the conversation. Â Who knows, maybe that was a good thing. Â So my suggestion is if you go with a larger party and it is nice out, see if you can get outdoor dining. Â If it is two or four of you, indoor seating is fine.
We kicked off the meal with some guac and chips. Â The guac was great and I liked that you knew it was freshly made considering we were able to pick how spicy we wanted it. Â I would have enjoyed it more though if we got more chips. Â Most of our chips were broken, and there were two tiny bags for 6 people.
Still, I definitely didn’t need the chips since I was about to embark on all you can eat tacos. Â Vamos offered 11 different taco varieties – from salmon, to chicken, to steak, to pork. Â I already picked my top three tacos and placed my order, when I discovered that only on each round of ordering, you were able to change taco varieties. Â So, for the first order of three tacos, I had to go with one type, but could change on my next order of two tacos. Â I went with the carne asada which I really enjoyed especially since it had more guac on it. Â After one taco, I realized though I should probably trade with two people to experience more varieties. Â The chicken taco was great, but I could have done without the beer battered fried fish since it tasted really fishy to me. Â I struggled to get through it though because I was determined to order a second plate. Â We all ordered a next round of pork tacos, which I picked solely because it was with a pineapple and mango salsa, and this too I enjoyed. Â I guess if I had to rank the tacos, I’d give carne asada first place, followed by the pork, chicken and then the fish. Â Also, it is worth noting that your first round of tacos comes with rice and beans. Â This was a perfect portion – it wasn’t overwhelming so you were able to focus on the task at hand, which was consuming tacos.
While I tapped out at 4 tacos, I definitely took advantage of the deal. Â A plate of three tacos is normally $15, and pair that with an $8 margarita and you are already spending $23. Â So I saved myself 4 bucks, even if I didn’t get too out of control with my ordering.
If you head to Vamos, I’d recommend bringing a few friends who would be interested in taking advantage of the taco deal, simply so you can try a bunch of different tacos. Â Even if you felt like grabbing tacos on a Thursday, you might as well wait until Monday, because this certainly is a deal!The Basics Name: Vamos Location: 348 First Avenue, between 20th and 21st Who to bring: Â Friends, Co-Workers Price: Â $$ For entree and drink, $19. Overall: 4 Stars. Â Great deal, great food.