Ah, the Yelp definition of a three star review is accurate for my experience at Naked Taco. Nothing bad, but nothing spectacular either. I'll get right off my chest that the 18% automatic gratuity - a pet peeve of mine - is charged again proving my theory that automatic tips kills good service. Also, I wasn't given that complementary aperitif shot I see mentioned in a bunch of other reviews. I guess it boils down to the fact I wasn't wowed by service or food. From what I understand, the theme is supposed to be an interpretation of street food but at least this Sunday I didn't notice a significant difference in the food from one of the ethnic Mexican restaurants I go to in the hood. The chicken fajitas were about the same, right down to the red peppers I love.
I will give them points for the multicolored chips and three salsas. The salsa verde in particular gets high marks for the rich and spicy taste. The Tamarind Grind drink was a nice and potent, perfect for Sunday day drinking at the beach. Maybe next time I'll just stick to drinks and apps...