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Apr 15, 2015

Review: Tropical Smoothie Cafe - Thai Chili Steak Taco

Tropical Smoothie Cafe's Thai Chili Steak Taco features steak seasoned with a kick of spice, sriracha aioli, cucumber, and a sweet chili slaw with cabbage, carrots, and basil served in a flour tortilla. It is one of three limited-time Artisan Tacos.

The Artisan Tacos go for $2.99 each or 2 for $5.69 at my local store.

This taco had some of the best steak I've ever had from a fast casual or fast food restaurant. It wasn't too thin or salty and I even tasted some char from grilling in a few bites. It was a little too chewy but still better than I expected.

The flavors around the steak blended well together. The sriracha aioli provided a good kick as well as a creaminess to the taco. The sweetness of the chili slaw was a welcome complement to that heat. I’m personally a big fan of cucumbers so I also appreciated their presence. They were light and crisp, adding an almost fruity sensation.

Overall, the Thai Chili Steak Taco was smartly put together and well executed. Some of the ingredients didn't stand out as much but it was a satisfying experience in general. It's got good texture for a taco and some flavors that aren’t usually available at the $5 to $6 price point.

Nutritional Info - Tropical Smoothie Cafe Thai Chili Steak Taco
Calories - 223 (from Fat - 84)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 827mg
Carbs - 23g (Sugars - 7g)
Protein - 11g

By Darius.


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