Urban chic in a Victorian house facing the ocean, with weathered wood tables and string lights in the boisterous bar and dining area. Upstairs, you’ll find a lounge and another bar, plus porch seating.
Serial entrepreneurs, Cape May native Ross Hammer and Lauren Cavello started with a food truck. Several ventures later, they opened Taco Caballito in 2019, moving it to Beach Avenue in March.
Start with a cocktail; there’s also a range of tequilas and mezcals offered as flights. For apps, velvety guac and crunchy chips set a high bar. Add Mexican street corn, served in a ramekin, creamy with mayo and cotija, lively with spices and jalapeños. Next, feast on festive tacos like the battered cod, with Asian slaw, mango salsa and avocado in a flour tortilla. The short rib banh mi taco comes with sriracha mayo, pickled onion, radish and carrot in a fried bao bun. Make-your-own burritos and bowls include fillings such as smoked brisket, shrimp or chicken with cilantro-lime or Mexican rice, or pinto or black beans. Also on offer are soups, salads and desserts such as sugared churros drizzled with chocolate ganache.
The owners plan to launch a boutique hotel on the top two floors of the four-story building in 2023.Click here to leave a comment
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