Pasadena, unsurprisingly, is not an area known for its tacos. But damnit if I don't take advantage of value when it rears its beautiful head. Only the power of Groupon can make me throw caution to the wind and go places I might not have otherwise.
Holy smokes does a Groupon get you a lot of food. The $11 Groupon got me 8 tacos, a tub of guacamole, and a bag of chips. It's a lot.
What actually impressed me about Los Tacos is how flavorless their guacamole is. I could feel in my mouth that I was eating guacamole, but I certainly couldn't taste any. As with the tacos, I have serious doubts that they use any seasoning whatsoever.
Out of the four kinds of tacos I ordered, I only enjoyed the birria, the beef tasted like some real attention was paid to it, and it was tasty! The fish taco tasted, well, fishy. The other two were flavorless, like the guacamole. The salsa bar didn't help much, the salsas were generic and didn't offer much to rescue the cardboard that I had been served. Here's a close-up of each type of taco, Brady Bunch-style:
I'm convinced that Los Tacos is designed to feed children who don't know what tacos are supposed to taste like. There were two televisions in the restaurant, one of which was tuned to CNN, the other one Nickelodeon. Los Tacos isn't for someone like me, single with no kids. I think it's meant for families who have to make the tough compromise of convenience over quality.
It's rather difficult to write a review about a restaurant when you can't taste anything. Even if you're tempted by a Groupon like I was, spend your taco dollar elsewhere.