I could sum up this whole review of Warner Robins’ Tacos & More Loncheria in three words: Two dollar tacos. Where else can you get authentic, handmade Mexican food for this price? (If you say Taco Bell, you can stop reading now.)
Let’s start with those tacos, of which there are eight types. The usual grilled steak and grilled chicken ones come with pico de gallo, with about a cigar-sized amount of meat. Then there are the pork ones with pineapple; the carnitas that are essentially pulled pork barbecue; and barbacoa, or beef barbecue.
For non-red meat eaters, the pulled chicken breast with spicy sauce is especially tasty. If you like chorizo, you’ll be in heaven eating these $2 beauties. If you have an adventurous bent, try the lengua, or cow tongue. There’s a Latin lesson in there for you, too.
All of these are available as sopes, which are sort of like thick, small tortillas piled with the above meats and refried beans for $2.50. Since the types of sopes are the same as the tacos, we didn’t try these on our visit, but I’m certain they are at least as good as the tacos.
Our server, the owners’ daughter, was personable and knowledgeable. She could recite by memory each of the 20 items on the salsa bar, which is by far the most comprehensive salsa bar I’ve ever seen -- four types of pico de gallo of varying heat, pickled peppers, dried peppers, peppers in oil, and stuff I didn’t even know existed.
Online reviews rave about the breakfast, so if I lived nearby I’d be trying those next time. The $5 breakfast plate comes with rice, beans, tortillas and your choice of eggs. There is also the breakfast taco for $1.50 or breakfast burrito for $2.75, both of which include egg and any two of either bacon, ham, potato, chorizo, chicken, beans or cheese.
They also have licuados and aguas frecas. I had the Jamaica, which is the very healthy hibiscus tea, tangy and full of antioxidants. The licuados are smoothies and the banana one is very naturally sweet, made of just bananas, milk, a tiny bit of sugar and ice. They have the usual drinks as well, but who wants those when you can ask for a “licuado de platano”?
Aside from their soups -- menudo, frijoles charros, pollo, pozole, cameron -- the rest of the menu looks like any other Mexican restaurant menu. Rumor has it that there’s a secret menu behind the counter if you ask for it. You can decide which menu suits you best.
If you consider yourself a Mexican food aficionado, you should definitely make the drive down Houston Lake Road and try Tacos & More. It’s quick, friendly, authentic and super cheap. For most folks, that makes for the ideal dinner out.
Tacos & More Loncheria
Address: 1238 South Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins
Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Payment: Cash, credit
Kids Menu: Yes
Noise Level: Low
Health Rating: 100
Price range: $2-$11.95
Rating: 3 stars