LOL Wut?! This Lady Is Selling $4 Tacos To New Yorkers


Whether it’s a fat Philly cheesesteak or a Detroit-style hot dog, local food is always one of the things people miss most when they leave their hometown. Former Austinite Liz Solomon missed her beloved breakfast tacos so much that she quit her 10-year advertising career to bring the Texas staple to New York City, in the form of King David Tacos. And she’s doing it in most New York way possible: by charging $4 per taco.

Is this a $4 breakfast taco?

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If you’re wondering what’s in these tacos that make them so expensive, the answer is authenticity. And by that, I mean beans, cheese, bacon, potatoes and eggs. That’s literally it. To Liz’s credit, she’s gone the extra mile and imported her tortillas from Texas. But ANYONE from the Lone Star State would citizen’s arrest the owner of an establishment that tried to sell basic breakfast tacos for that price. Why? Because it’s beans, cheese, bacon, potatoes and eggs.

Austin-style breakfast tacos are simple AF and cheap, which is what makes them enjoyable.

Serving up taco love. #valentinesdaybox #bemine #TorchysHQ

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While we’re at it, the name-brand, corporate-level breakfast tacos that Austin is known for aren’t anything to brag about. Put Torchy’s Tacos–the best tacos in the world, according to people with Instagram who are too afraid to go into the actual Mexican part of Austin– against any backroad taqueria in San Antonio, and you’ll see exactly what I mean. I know this is true because I’m from Austin and San Antonio tacos are so good I would pay $4 for them.

 Let’s be honest, authenticity is not that big of a deal for New Yorkers.

When I lived in the city, I saw a place advertise “authentic Japanese pogo sticks,” which were made in China and sold by a delightful Polish man named “Bill.” The average New Yorker gets off on being trendy and paying too much for the latest fad just because they can. Based on the pictures, these tacos might be authentic, they’re sure aren’t worth four bucks a pop, even for homesick people with fat wallets.

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