Highlights: Epic tots. Hearty portions
Lowlights: Burrito was slightly dry at times.
Taco trucks come in all shapes and sizes on the streets of NYC. It seems there’s no better way to offer up interesting food than to wrap it in a small tortilla. For this reason, taco trucks have to work extra hard to make themselves stand out from the crowd. They have to present tasty, fresh takes to the table or they will ultimately fall flat. Could Domo Taco rise to the challenge?
Let me preface this by saying that I probably should have ordered tacos. A few of my coworkers ordered a variety of different tacos and told me they were very, very enjoyable. Next time.
I ordered a beef burrito (no beans) with a side of Japanese nacho tots. The tots might’ve been the best side I’ve ever had from a truck.
There was no shortage of flavor in this dish, as the crunchy deep fried tots blended together with the wealth of other stuff on the plate. I usually hate nacho cheese, but something about it in this mix worked perfectly. It had a rich texture thanks to the creaminess of the Japanese mayo and the tart kick of okinomi sauce. The salsa roja played a strong role and gave a nice chunky bite. It was topped beautifully with one of the oddest ingredients I’ve seen in a dish to date: shaved bonito. This flaky cured fish (crazy right?) added an incredibly unique salty flavor unmatched by anything I’ve tasted before. I’m drooling thinking about these again.
The burrito was a little less awe-inspiring but still pretty damn good. Not to mention it was freakin’ gigantic. I enjoyed the corn and carrot-based slaw that was packed inside; the sticky rice provided a solid base to build off of. The steak was cooked well, although some bites were a little fattier than I would have liked. Some of that great sauce from the tots dish was featured in here as well, although I wish there was a little bit more. A few bites were a bit dry for my liking.
Domo brought to the table some of the best price-to-food ratio I’ve seen from a taco truck yet. Their menu had unorthodox combos that brought together several of their menu’s items for reasonable prices. Although I didn’t actually order any of these options I appreciated that they were offered. I will definitely take advantage of the 4 tacos for 10 dollars deal next time.
The sides had pretty standard prices, but they were a meal in themselves. One of the best things about Domo was the portions they gave: a tupperware full of tots for four bucks is a good deal. The burrito was packed and had a substantial weight. These guys definitely weren’t stingy on the ingredients.
The staff at Domo was very friendly and complimented the RTT site. They quickly took orders and made the food within a few short minutes. They remembered to put a fork and napkin in the bag. No complaints here.
The burrito was wrapped up tight, and there was no messy leakage from the end of it. Burritos are pretty straight forward when it comes to looks. This one was on par with the rest. The tots looked a little tossed together, but still appeared very appetizing.