Where to go: Verde, Flavors of Mexico
Address: 1111 W. Main St., Carmel, or 11680 Commercial Dr., Fishers
What to get: Tacos
Price: $3.50 to $4 per taco.
Anna’s take: If you’re not selecting which Mexican restaurants you visit primarily because of the chips-and-salsa quality, you’re doing it wrong. I can assure you Verde’s chips and salsa are fantastic. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s move on to tacos.
I have frequented Verde before, but typically I visit the Carmel location. I love to sit on the patio and people watch, but Fishers doesn’t have a bad spot, either, and that’s where I visited this time. I always order tacos because Verde truly does a phenomenal job with them and there are so many options to choose from. Steak, marinated pork, shredded pork, pulled pork, beef tongue, chicken mole, chorizo and grilled chicken are available for $3.50. Fish or shrimp tacos are $4.
I opted for one grilled fish, one shrimp and one grilled chicken taco. One of my main reasons for going to Verde is it doesn’t skimp on fillings and has a soft taco shell that can accommodate the surplus of ingredients. All of Verde’s menu items I have ever tried always taste fresh and authentic.
Suggested pairings: Verde offers a margarita flight, which I highly suggest. The Margarita Trio is $12 and comes with mini servings of the restaurant’s patron, Texas and house margaritas. They arrive on a cute little wooden board, and they all taste amazing and feature garnishes like pineapple wedges or lime slices.