Tacos and Mexican food generally are great for me as a dairy-free diner. It’s easy to load food with a mix salsas, sauces and guacamole to create something so satisfyingly tasty to please everyone. Though the exception might be if you’re not a fan of eating messily with your hands. The Plough in Harborne now offers Boca Grande tacos on Wednesdays. This menu of tacos is accompanied by a table heaving with such an anxiety-inducing amount of choice of chilli sauces that it will make you sweat before you’ve taken a bite.
I went along with the hope of finding some good dairy-free options and potentially some vegan ones. There weren’t any vegan tacos sadly but the kitchen are good with making amendments to dishes to create dairy-free alternatives. Only by omitting ingredients this is; don’t go along thinking that you’ll be provided with any alternative ingredients to the dairy ones as this won’t be the case.
To start with we ordered some tequila sangria and in the interests of reviewing decided to order one of each type to taste and compare them. We were dining with Helen and Edd so were able to disguise our enthusiasm for so much tequila on a Wednesday night. Each of the tequila sangrias had their own distinct flavours, with a choice for a fruitier or more floral taste if you prefer. Sadly as I am currently on pain meds for my back I was unable to partake in the sangria so had a fail safe diet cola. But I am assured that the tequila sangria was tasty despite the slightly heavy price tag for the venue so worth trying out.
When it came to the tacos, they were well presented. The choice in Boca Grande tacos was fairly small with five options offering pork, beef, chicken, salmon, and a vegetarian option. It was actually quite difficult to only choose four, though of course there is no requirement to choose four different tacos for your tray.
The tacos were a good size and actually really filling. The tacos were soft and not too thin that they fell apart when picked up. As I ordered mine to be dairy-free, there was no sour cream, cheese or sauce added to the tacos that I ordered. So I asked for a portion of guacamole in case any of my tacos needed a little helping with the topping. The guacamole was creamy and delicious though the portion was a little on the small side. That’s perhaps me being greedy, though.
As the menu for the Boca Grande tacos changes, it is difficult for me to recommend a specific taco to order when you visit. But if you spot the brisket on the menu then order without hesitation.
The Plough, 21 High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9NT. Tel: 0121 427 3678
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