Taco Mac Is Too Good

Monday, April 6, 2015 - by Cousin Leo

It was a Friday night in Chattanooga and the possibilities for a good place to eat were bountiful. My friend and I wanted a happening place to get a quick bite and enjoy a nice brew. We decided to try out Taco Mac. The motto, "genuine food and craft beer," really grabbed our attention. It was exactly what we were looking for. I wondered, though, if the description was accurate or just clever advertising. 

The atmosphere was warm and inviting.
Large flat screens lined the walls along the ceiling, while a row of beer taps covered the entire side of the main dining room. We were seated quickly and the staff was very friendly. It was quite a bit after the dinner rush, but the place was still packed. 

As I ran my eyes over the menu I was surprised at all of the possibilities, both in terms of food and beverage. Take a look for yourself here: http://tmacrestaurants.com/menu/
For my drink I decided on an Abita Andy Gator Strong Ale. It was actually hard to decide on what to try. Their beer list is huge! I’ll admit that I’m typically pretty easy to please when it comes to cold brews though.
My companion ordered the mild buffalo chicken wings, with a side of onion rings and the house-made ranch dressing. The chicken was tender and very flavorful, while the onion rings were simply delicious. We disputed the secret ingredient of the ranch dressing. There was a hint of spice that added a nice kick. Whatever it was, it was tasty.
My entrée choice was the bacon cheddar burger with a side of french fries. I couldn’t have been happier with my decision. I ordered my burger medium rare and the kitchen cooked it perfectly. Usually I’m left disappointed when I order a burger at a restaurant. For some reason they often come out overcooked.
I completely cleaned my plate and thought the meal was delicious. My dining companion ended up with a to-go box which was happily emptied at lunch the next day.
Taco Mac is a great choice for good food and atmosphere. Stop by sometime for a good meal and a cold one. I’m betting you’ll be glad you did.

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