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Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae

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busanfoodguy
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Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae
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Mr. Kim Tae Hwan has realized his goal. He started with a hole-in-the-wall burrito shop , the first Mexican food in Haeundae, and now has a sit-down restaurant in Haeundae. Granted, it is still a small restaurant with a limited menu, but go check out the food.

Located on the first floor (inside of) of the Sea Cloud Hotel (behind the Dunkin Donuts), space 115, he is open from 12 noon to 12 midnight every day except Monday. Phone: 747-6003. He speaks English.

On the day I went, the professor of Spanish from PUFS  (Mexico City) was there with 5 students. She recommended the food. (she also tried the Hello Kimchi Grill)

I tried the beef fajitas and I liked the flavor. He offers three kinds of salsa, and the "red" reminds me of the border! However, I still want Tae Hwan to offer pork on the menu. He continues on using the dry local beef instead of the "original" made with pork..  Please push him to offer pork Carne Asada, as it is offered in Mexico. I think it will be more flavorfull and juicy.

Menu: Tacos, Quesadillas, Burritos, Fajitas. Nachos, Tacos Dorados de Pollo, and Carne Asada.  Cost: from 5,000 to 10,000. Many beers are offered, including several imports and some drafts. If the ingredients are available, you might even luck out and get some enchiladas!

mattsid
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Re: Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae
Good news. 
windupbird
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Re: Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae
I guess Moon brooks at hello kimchi can't boast about being the best around anymore.
Rutherford
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Re: Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae
Does anyone else feel bad for the Taco Senora?  He sold that place to her maybe two years ago and now reopens a few blocks away.  She still makes good burritos.
paul
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Re: Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae

Couple of questions, as he has said in the advertisment, If the ingredients are available, as I remember he ran out of ingredients often.  Has this been corrected.

secondly sorry to say that not only me but people iv'e talked to, have said he isn't very approachable in personality.  Hope for a good service and taco. 

ThulsaDooom
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Re: Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae
Who cares about his personality?  Maybe he's a bit shy?  As long as his food is as good as it used to be, I'll check it out.
Rutherford
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I wasn't a regular but I did eat at Taco al Puebla at its old location.   He always seemed very friendly and approachable then.
windupbird
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Went tonight, there was just one group of people there.. He ran out of rice and was very rude when explaining certain things on the menu.. Also, ran out of another chicken dish..His Carna Asda, came no where else to being a real one. 
ocastaneda
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Re: Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae

I've eaten here quite a few times already. The food is actually really good. Definitely the best Mexican food I've had in Korea so far. I recommend the beef fajitas, or the carne asada burrito. Both are awesome. I'm not quite sure why anyone wouldn't like Mr. Kim's personality. He is always extremely nice, and many times has given us service chips/salsa and nachos.

tharp42
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I went to his old place two or three times and it was decent enought.  In six years I've still never really had GOOD Mexican food at a restaurant in Korea but I do have to say that his was among the best, but that's against some really awful competition.

Whatever the case, it's good to see him back open and I wish him luck.  He was rude to you, Windup Bird?  Imagine that.  You seem like such a pleasant fellow, I can't imagine why anyone would throw abuse your way.

windupbird
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You win Mr. Tarp.. you win.. You are a walking angel. Sorry for being such an unkind fellow who carries around a koreabridge alter ego.

 

Bobby from Busa...
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I am glad he is back, and I say the more competition the better. I gotta get down there and check out his new digs, I like taco senora, but agree with tharp, the REAL deal is still elusive in these parts
vaz
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I've eaten here a couple of times now.  The food has always been fresh and fast and tasty.  The guac is very good.  Will be eating here again!
mcj1983
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Re: Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae

Hey Vaz,


Glad to hear that Vaz, my sentiments exactly. 


 I went to eat there with my girl a couple of weeks ago, I thought the food was very reasonable ( if not spectacular),  well priced and rapid ( All on our plate in a little over ten minutes) . The lemonade was truly enjoyable!


My only gripe was that when I asked for guac, the owner told me we could have it, but the avocados weren't ripe, so he advised against it.  That said, I'd much rather he did that than sold me sub-standard fare!


He explained everything well in Korean, leaving no doubt as to what to expect. I found him very approachable and friendly, in contrast to an earlier poster. Maybe he was having a bad day? ( No excuse I know, but just a thought...)

Anyways, just my tuppenyworth!



teachkorea21
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Re: Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae

Hello all,

I ate at his old place, and now live in California, in a small town that is at minimum 60% Hispanic. I still struggle to find "good" Mexican food. Most of it is really hit and miss. There are a couple of places here that are good with good service one day and a few weeks later the service is poor and the food overly salty.


Cheers to Mr. Kim for bringing a little variety to Korea. And just remember if you don't support him from time to time. You can just go back to eating at Outback(which I don't think is a bad option). I say appreciate him for what he is, basically a oversize stall vendor. Dang he has beer on tap, what room is there to complain...

wakold
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Re: Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae
Is puebla even a noun in Spanish? I can't seem to find the possible meaning of "Taco al Puebla".
rov25
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Re: Taco al Puebla is BACK.. at the Sea Cloud Hotel-Haeundae

Puebla is a state in Central Mexico, and 'mole' is the typical dish from that region.

The name of the restaurant itself doesn't make any sense, and grammaticaly speaking it's also flawed.

ticklechicken
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So it's Sponglish then?
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