Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Mexican Noms: Lone Star Taqueria


Awhile back, before I left for Bulgaria, my friend A. and I saw a local Salt Lake area Mexican restaurant–Lone Star Taqueria–on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

I am surprised that I was even able to make it through the episode as I hate Guy Fieri (whom I refer to as Douche Fieri), and usually can’t watch more than a few minutes of his bleached spiky head, backwards sunglass wearing, overall “bro” persona. UGH.

Anywho, The restaurant owner (and Douche) said that they have the best fish tacos around. I happened to be on a fish taco kick those days, so my mom and I headed over to check it out.

I ended up getting shrimp tacos over the fish and they were delish.

The atmosphere is really quirky and fun; with lots of color, rusted old hubcaps, and a station wagon covered in stickers.

Because of the small restaurants proximity to the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon (and the canyon’s ski resorts) the whole place has that laid back, ski bum vibe–perfect for a taco joint.

I liked it so much that my friend A. and I went back right before I left for Bulgaria. That time I got a shrimp and a fish taco. Having tried both, shrimp came out the winner. Although the fish one was excellent as well, and that is saying a lot because I am not a huge fish fan.

Just a few days ago, A. and I went out on a photo adventure and decided to stop off for some sustenance at Lone Star. It was shrimp tacos again for both of us, along with their yummy rice and beans and some fresh chips and guacamole to start. We also went all out and got some Coronas. There is simply no reason to enjoy a fresh-mex taco without a Mexican beer to chase it down. Oh, and plenty of fresh limes, of course.

Coronas and Guac

Mmm. Shrimp taco!

We sat outside and scarfed down our food under the rays of the sun. It. Was. Heaven.

So, if you are in the Salt Lake area and are looking for a casual place to enjoy some grub, check out Lone Star Taqueria.

2265 E. Fort Union Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121


*Just to clarify, I have no association with the restaurant. I just love it enough to mention it on my blog! I really wish Bulgaria had something like this!



7 thoughts on “Mexican Noms: Lone Star Taqueria

  1. That looks delicious! I am so hungry now. I think I’ll make tacos tonight. . .

  2. Bulgaria is getting more and more each day. Sofia has a Mexican restaurant now

  3. Ooh those tacos look tasty.

  4. I am going to be in Salt Lake at the end of the month. Any recommendations in the city. Not going to have a car. Thanks.

    • Will you be staying in the downtown area? Without a car, it would be hard if you are staying somewhere out of the city center for me to recommend anything. But I have lots for the downtown!

      • Yes, I am staying by the conference center. Thanks for any recommendations!

      • Hmm. Conference Center. For quick lunches, there are a couple of good soup/sandwich places directly south of there. Toasters is a really good one. For more well known stuff, there is also an Olive Garden and Bucca di Beppo just a block or so over. Cafe Molise is a great local Italian place and is super close as well. I found this link that lists some places near the convention center with ratings and also links to the actual restaurants.

        Let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you enjoy Salt Lake!

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