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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Looking for Taco Casa nostalgia

I'm about to write a story on the Cincinnati mini-chain, Taco Casa. First restaurant opened about 40 years ago in Hyde Park. Famous for their Tex-Mex, taco salads and this creation called a Tuna Boat (tortilla stuffed with tuna salad, smothered with cheese, ranch dressing, onions and peppers). Any big fans out there who want to talk about their fond memories of Taco Casa? If so, post a comment, e-mail me at cmartin@enquirer.com or call 513-768-8507. Would help me tell the story.


at 10:48 AM Anonymous Laurel said...

I remember going there when it was known as Taco Tico on Erie Avenue right down the street from my house. A few of us kids would go there every Saturday. At first I hated tacos and ordered a hot dog, but then my tastes developed into cravings. My husband can tell you that when I was pregnant, Taco Tico/Taco Casa tacos were the only things I wanted. Meat and cheese only and mild sauce. Now I go to the "new" location near the Hyde Park Kroger's occasionally to sate my craving. (Gee, I wonder if I can run over there and back on my lunch hour?)

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