(Closed as of March 2014) Taqueria Del Sol is a small Mexican restaurant chain that recently opened up its first NC location over in Cary Crossroads. Located across from Dickey’s Barbecue, Taqueria Del Sol sports a nice sidewalk patio and a very large, open dining area. While the interior is a bit spartan, the place just opened up so let’s focus on the food here! Order up front at the counter and your food gets brought out to you, I go with a couple of tacos and can’t resist the queso and chips. I grab a self-serve drink, plop myself down at a table and scan the place. Couple of things to note at Taqueria Del Sol, they’ve got a full liquor bar but unfortunately, no salsa bar. At least not yet. My food comes out lickety-split, probably didn’t even take five minutes.
The queso is a thick, dense cup of melty cheese and peppered with jalapeno slices. Dip one of the nicely salted chips and bam! A very nice version of queso, Taqueria Del Sol’s has got some kick. You get a nice-sized basket for $3.80 and it should definitely be shared. My tacos look decent: warm flour tortillas with plenty of filling. I like the fish taco, two lightly browned pieces of whitefish with jalapenos and a cream sauce, yum! The brisket taco is a bit less impressive. Reminds of a barbacoa with some pico de gallo. I wish there was a salsa bar to add some flavor to this one. So overall the food at Taqueria del Sol is good, although they’ve got a very small menu here. Maybe six taco choices, four on the enchilada side, expect to pay $6 – $10 for lunch. My biggest concern about the place is the single cash register and the likelihood of very high noise levels. Even with the space at maybe 1/4 full, Taqueria del Sol is a bit noisy. Think high ceilings and echoes, I’m pretty certain this place will be a popular choice so beware! But Taqueria del Sol certainly delivers good Mexican-American eats in a refreshed space so check it out next time you’re shopping in the area.
Taqueria Del Sol
204 Crossroads Boulevard
Cary, NC 27518