Local tacos and Spanish entrees for less than you think
While Tippy's Tacos is a Virginia chain, each location is independently owned, and our location across the street from the Huntington Metro is very well managed. Eager to try ‘carry out’ tacos, I placed an order over the phone, and the entire conversation took less then three minutes. I was a bit disappointed to hear that their chicken entrees had sold out, but with everything else on the menu, it was easy to forget.
The food was ready by the time I got there and still piping hot. For a mere $20 I got nachos with cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes and ($3.75) toppings ($.60 - $1.50), a dinner size guacamole dip ($2.50), the Sonora Dinner a burrito, two enchiladas, two crisp tostadas ($8), and a soft flour taco with meat ($1.90). Unfortunately the only desserts were small baked goods, but the tantalizing scent of seasoned beef urged me to hurry home and dig right in.
I try to never judge food by how it looks, but both the nachoes and Sonora dinner looked less than appetizing in their Styrofoam containers. Luckily, taste has little to do with presentation, and the nachos with beans and sour cream were just as tasty as hoped for. Both the taco and burrito were flavorful and fresh, but the enchiladas lacked the expected Spanish spices. Best tasting of the evening goes to the fresh guacamole and tostada crisps for dipping, though the complementary hot sauce was a hit too.
At the end of the day, everything ordered was satisfying, and for the price you just can’t beat the quality. Their handy pick up option makes the trip just as quick as fast food, but you will still spend about as much for a family dinner. Tippy’s is great for lunch, a quick bite or dinner for large groups of people.