Azul Latin Kitchen: Unique Tacos at the Heavenly Village

While exploring the Heavenly Village in South Lake Tahoe, my wife and I stumbled on Azul Latin Kitchen. This restaurant ended up being a fantastic spot with a unique take on tacos. It reminded me of an upscale Mexican food place with options ranging from pork belly to calamari, giving you lots of options. We came for an early dinner and were able to grab a table outside where there was music to entertain you while you ate. It was a great dining experience and here is all the information.

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  • Cost: $12-$20
  • Hours: 11:30AM – 9:30PM
  • Location: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Information from 2017

The restaurant is in a great location right on the busy street corner of Highway 50 and Heavenly Village Way. The outside seating allows you to sit and watch people go by while waiting for your food.

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Parking is not the best here though, and the lot costs $2.50 for every 20 minutes. They validated at the restaurant, but it only covered and hour of the hour and a half we stayed, so parking was more than I anticipated. 

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The menu was full of options ranging from traditional to unique, but I couldn’t get away from the tacos and ended up going with the chose three taco option for $13. We also got chips and salsa as an appetizer, which cost but came with a good salsa. 

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Here are the reviews of the tacos my wife and I got.

Coconut Pork

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Sweet but spicy! The delicious marinade of the pork was brought to life with the spicy jalapeños.  The meat meals in your mouth and the Escabeche pickles are a perfect addition.

Crispy Calamari

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The tacos had smooth calamari with a sweet fruity salsa taste and pickled onions to round it out. Also, they threw some pesto on the top, which sounds weird, but was fantastic. 

Beef and Brussels 

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A good beef taco with a strong horseradish flavor that I love. The brussels sprout slaw is also amazing and works well with the meat. 

Garden Fajita

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The vegetables had a great roasted flavor, and the sauce was an excellent complement. It was a ton of character for a veggie taco, and my wife loved it. 

Pork Belly

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Great taco with an ample portion of smoky, melt in your mouth meat. Slaw has black beans and onions and the onions tended to overpower it for me, which I didn’t love. Once you hit the mango, it redeems the flavor though, but it was still my least favorite of the bunch. 

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We didn’t have any room for dessert, but their were plenty of options on this front as well. I have no problem recommending this place as the food is unique, and the tacos are unlike any you have had before. It is a little pricey, and the parking cost is not ideal, but other than that, it is an excellent spot for dinner in South Lake Tahoe. 

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