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Very Important Taco: Spicy Octopus at Kiko’s Place

Chunks of pulpo and fresh garlic make this taco our new favorite


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Though most famous for their “OG fish taco”—a hefty mix of fried fish, cabbage, pico de gallo, and cream sauce for just $1.75— the Kiko’s Place food truck has more adventurous options, too. In operation since 1983, they’re also loved for their bell-pepper-stuffed marlin, black clams, and our new favorite, the spicy octopus taco.

Delicate chunks of pulpo are tossed with fresh garlic and piled into a corn tortilla (25 cents extra for flour) with cabbage, pico, cream, and a generous handful of shredded cheese. Kiko’s has three salsas at their condiment station, as well as spicy red onions, lime wedges, and peppers. Plus, the truck is parked in a liquor store parking lot for the full dine and drink experience.

4404 Texas Street, University Heights

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