At the Table with Anna


Where to go: La Margarita, inside Sun King Spirits taproom and distillery, 351 Monon Blvd., Carmel

What to get: Chicken tacos.

Price: $8

Two blue corn soft tortillas stuffed with chicken, chicharron, pickled red onions, cilantro, queso fresco and a mild chile pesto come in each $8 order. Pair the tacos with a side of tortilla chips and warm queso. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Anna’s take: La Margarita offers three different taco options – chorizo, chicken and carnitas en chile verde. I ordered the chicken tacos. Two come per order. They are cradled in double, blue corn soft tortillas. The most unique aspect to the tacos is the chicharron, or fried chicken skins. The chicharron added an extra flavor and crackle. The taco, however, were already bursting with flavor from a mild chile pesto, crumbled queso fresco and a tart bite from pickled red onions and cilantro. Lime wedges are served alongside.

I suggest you don’t dither over the tacos because the generous filling will burst through the soft shells if not consumed quickly. The mingle of flavors will definitely satisfy your Taco Tuesday cravings.

Get a true La Margarita experience by adding a side of chips and queso to your order.

La Margarita is one of four restaurants inside Sun King Spirits, a new taproom and distillery just off the Monon near downtown Carmel. Sun King Spirits features the emerging concept of food halls, where multiple eateries with different menus are housed within one establishment. Guests pick their table and a server takes their drink order. When it’s time to order food, guests enter the eatery from which they wish to order.

Suggested pairings: Pair your tacos with Sun King’s Pachanga, a Mexican-style lager with a crisp malt flavor.


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