The Taco Maker Revisited

After my previous review of The Taco Maker, I was contacted by the Florida franchise owner to rectify the moldy flan incident. Manuel wanted to meet with me, and give a tour of the facility, as well as their cleanliness and preparation standards. I met with Manuel, and Alberto (the owner of this particular location). I was shown the entire kitchen and food preparation area, which was spotless. In the food prep line, all of the items were time stamped, to let them know when it was made, and how long they could keep it. I was shown the freezer, where all of the food was dated when it was received. They have specific time-lines on how long they can teach each item.

I was informed that they previously had issues with their flan distributor. One of the issues what that there was no expiration date on the individual flan packages. This meant that even though they kept track of how long they have had the flan, there was no way of knowing how long it was made previously, nor when it would expire. They already had a new distributor for the flan, and this was only days after my incident. The new one has expiration dates on the individual packages, so situations like mine should never happen again.

I was treated to a free meal at the end of my visit. I had a couple enchilladas, one chicken, one beef. Both were tasty, and again, very filling. I had the Crustos for dessert. Crustos are a deep fried flour tortilla chip covered with cinnamon and brown sugar. They are nice and light, and hit the spot after a big meal.

After my first visit, I was on the fence about The Taco Maker. Considering I was served moldy flan, but still enjoyed the rest of my meal, being on the fence is not a bad position. After being shown the facility, and really just having the owners take the time to meet with me, my confidence in The Taco Maker is renewed. I would recommend this place.

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2 Comments

  1. Kevin Hallmark
    Posted April 17, 2009 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    I have been to Taco Maker twice. Both times they messed up my order horribly. The first time they gave us the wrong meats. The second time I got their 3 meat burrito and it was literally as I ate through it: beans, beef, chicken, pork, in groups. Not even spread throughout the whole taco. Overall, I unfortunately have to rate Taco Maker a 1. They don’t get a third chance.

  2. Posted April 17, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    This is awesome. Glad that there is a good explanation behind this all, and they’re actually doing something about it. Thanks for posting about all this.

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