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Is Xantolo still good? Taco de Humo really #1?

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I loved Xantolo last I was on Isla about 2yrs ago- menu was awesome, grilled blue tortillas, their cochinita pibil was to die for. Now I’m hearing bit mixed reviews how come? And is Taco de Humo really deserving of #1?

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Taco de Humo was offering free drinks to people for good reviews. That being said, I've heard first hand some great things.

We had bad experience at Xantolo when they first opened and haven't been back. It was one of those flooded Hidalgo downpour days and they were dealing with water issues so I dont really blame them. Just too many places to choose from.

I guess I wasn't much help....🙄🤐

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Sooooo many other great places!

Xantolo......meh for the prices IMO. Overrated.

Taco de Humo......very negative experience "after" eating there.

You asked..............

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Toca de Humo was outstanding on my only visit one year ago. I will eat there again in two weeks.

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Taco de Humo was average in our opinion and highly overrated. We did enjoy the happy hour at Xantolo several nights but would not dine there.

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@Tom - check out Rorro's on Hildago instead of Tacos de Humo. You won't be disappointed. We loved Xantolos when it first opened and also haven't been back since (no reason, just never made it back), so I can't speak to recent experiences.

Safe travels!

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Hit my profile and click on reviews.

I wrote one on our experience at Tacos de Humo.

You'll see what type of place it.

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Guess I’ll have to stop by and see if it’s any different. For me in nyc I eat out every day and many Mexican ( good and not so good) so I’m really just on look out for taste and not the full dining experience I suppose. Xantolo for me had the most complex flavors of cochinita And their steak from Australia was good and a bargain! Thanks for the replies excited to go back!!! Wahoo!!

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Was this situation only caused by darkness and poor eyesight? Make sure you mention that E is a heavy drinker and many of your trip reports include a lot of stumbling around caused by way to too much alcohol intake.

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Ghanley....seriously? That was rude.

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If you say so. I just don’t think it’s fair to push people to a poor review of a restaurant without a view of the big picture.

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