Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gusto Taco

Tucked away in Hongdae, up a little hill close to the university, is some of the best Mexican you may ever find in Seoul or, hell, anywhere. Possibly the smallest restaurant in all of Seoul, Gusto Taco is a hole-in-the-wall, but what it lacks in seating it sure makes up in taste.

The wall is adorned with various magazine articles praising Gusto Taco and rightfully so! The owner, Aaron, a former Oregonian, is a great guy whose main concern is making his customers happy. If he suggest you try something, my advice is to take his recommendation.

If you've never been there before he'll probably suggest the Chipotle Pork Tacos. At a very affordable price (under 7,000₩ with a soda), you'll get two tacos. The pork, formed on the grill in what almost resembles a pork pancake, is topped with tomatoes, onions and sour cream on a handmade tortilla. As Aaron will warn you, they can be juicy, so watch your clothes.

They take a break from 3:50 to 5:00, so make sure you hit them before for lunch or after for dinner.

Having eaten at various Mexican restaurants all throughout Seoul, On the Border, Tomatillo, Dos Tacos and others, I can firmly say, Gusto Taco is the best Mexican in all of Seoul!

Check them out online at and find them on Facebook! More importantly, next time you're in Hongdae get yourself to Gusto Taco! You will not regret it!

Gusto Taco
서울시 마포구 서교동 342-16
(02) 3142-8226

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