Tacos are trendy in Pittsburgh right now. I don’t mind trends. Trends mean intense focus on quality and creativity. How can you lose with that?
It’s probably a good thing that Smoke Taqueria is cash only. I never have cash. And if they took cards, I’d probably be getting tacos there every single day.
On Friday night, like most Friday nights, Mr. Beez and I were beat. The idea of cooking dinner was just too much. Even mac & cheese was too much effort. Tacos from Smoke were perfect.
If I had the self-restraint of a normal person, two tacos would have been more than enough to fill my belly. I, however, have no such thing. Three tacos it must be! I had the wagyu brisket, the roast pork, and the chicken and apple. The tortillas are pillowy and the meat juicy and flavorful. Each of them were divine. Mr. Beez also had the wagyu brisket and roast pork, but for his third taco opted for the lamb taco on special for the evening. That taco had gyro-style toppings, but the meat was chunks of lamb (instead of gyro mystery meat). I didn’t pick it because I assumed that the lamb would be gyro style. When I learned that it was actually chunks of meat, I was very jealous of his meal choice.
Smoke has a pretty small dining room. Due to the uncertainty of dining space and our banshee of a toddler, we always opt for take out. Smoke makes everything fresh, so that can mean a wait. It is worthwhile to call in ahead of time, instead of having to wait around in the dining room. Their menu isn’t available online, but they will email it to you if you call. Go for it!