Taco Asylum is all about taking your palate for a twirl and escaping the ordinary (as lovingly described on their logo). When I walked in, I was met with an intense aroma of chilis, spices, and meats while I took in the room’s rustic-industrial decor. The menu is full of non-traditional Mexican-fusion delights and local craft beer. I ordered what I thought the most unique—the PB&J Taco–as well as tacos with carnitas, pollo, and chili relleno, and of course, chips and salsa.
Each was delicious, but the savory PB&J Taco won my heart and belly. The crisp bacon nestled between a house-made peanut butter and fragrant carrot-ginger jam was both decadent and addicting. I was hooked and immediately wanted to know more about the Gallegos family, Taco Asylum’s new owners.