Here’s something to ‘taco’ aboutA La Carte
January 9, 2022
Story By: Jocelyn Lansangan | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
From humble beginnings as a taco stand street vendor on Cinco de Mayo in 2011 to now having two locations in Kalihi Valley and Kapahulu, Alejandro’s Mexican Food has come a long way. The eatery has carried the same mission for over a decade, “to create authentic Mexican food that brings people together and makes their bellies smile,” according to owner Alejandro Alvarado.
Come together with family and friends and try the 3 Taco Combo Plate ($12-$16). Served with rice and beans, this combo includes one carnitas, one beef and one carne asada all topped with salsa verde, fresh onions and cilantro.
Meanwhile, the Wet Burrito Combo ($13.50-$16.50) is a 10-inch flour tortilla packed with rice, beans, cilantro, onions and your choice of meat. Smothered with Alejandro’s housemade red enchilada sauce, and then topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, onions, cilantro and black olives. Another choice is the Chicken Quesadilla ($5-$12), which comes with a 10-inch flour tortilla filled with Jack and cheddar cheese, onions, cilantro, salsa verde and your preference of meat. Customers can also add sour cream and avocado. Prices vary depending on your choice of meat and add-ons.
The most popular item on the menu is the Macho Carne Asada Burrito ($16.50), which includes rice, beans, steak, salsa verde, cheese, sour cream, onions and cilantro — avocado and sautéed veggies can be added on for $1.50 each.
Visit either location on Taco Tuesdays where each taco a la carte is $.50 off, or the Kapahulu location for its happy hour from 2 to 4 p.m.