Tacos Apson

Mexican | Street Food
Memorable
One of the best
Michael Stern | October 31, 2018
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Colorful Sonoran-Mexican street food puts Tacos Apson high on an itinerary of essential Tucson eating experiences. Located near the culinary nexus of South 12th Avenue, it has a small indoor dining area and a set of outdoor picnic tables with a walk-up order window. It’s a popular place; chances are you will wait a while for your order.

The taco repertoire is impressive. Carne asada, barbacoa, al pastor, of course. But also tripe, tongue, potato, and a few combos that are Apson’s alone. Among these are one called Hass, which is carne asada, cheese, and green chile; and the Taco Apson: beef, cheese, green chili, mushrooms, onions, and bacon. The flour tortillas on which they’re made are flaccid, which makes picking one up without major spillage an impossibility. But fillings are brilliant, well worth the inevitable mess.

Note the cornucopic salsa bar … but beware. I accidentally piled a pretty pico de gallo condiment onto a barbacoa taco only to discover it delivered pepper heat that quite literally left me breathless. But I regained my composure and managed to devour the beautiful package.

About the name: The Apson Boys, proprietors, were named for their home town of Agua Prieta, Sonora (A = aqua; P = Prieta; SON = Sonora). They were an influential North Mexico rock & roll group in the late 1960s.

What to Eat
Tacos Apson, Barbacoa Taco
Barbacoa Taco
Must-Try
Barbacoa taco with breathtaking-hot pico de gallo
Tacos Apson, Taco Apson
Taco Apson
Must-Try
Taco Apson = mushrooms, cheese, onions, bacon
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday10am - 10pm
Monday10am - 10pm
Tuesday10am - 10pm
Wednesday10am - 10pm
Thursday10am - 10pm
Friday10am - 12am
Saturday10am - 12am
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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