Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Taco Tuesday- Sachsenheim Hall

My Taco Tuesday quest took me to Sachsenheim Hall on Denison Avenue last night. Several of you suggested their tacos, and for just $1 each- I can see why.

First, the building is quite the sight.
It is over 100 years old, and includes a bar area, ballroom, dance hall, and several other smaller rooms throughout. There is decent parking space available in a lot just to the right of the building, and we entered through the side door. Immediately, we were hit in the face with the stench of urine and cigarettes. No joke.

Inside the bar area, we found quite a mix of people. It was great people watching! To our left was a fine specimen of a mullet, with multiple elastics holding it into a perfectly sectioned ponytail. To my right, a classy young gal talking loudly about her mandatory DUI class as she downed five shots while we sat there. We saw families, blue-collar workers, hipsters, and plenty of your average Joe's. All are welcome.

After securing our drinks, we were handed a menu of the Taco Tuesday specials.
With 15 different types of filling, it was hard to choose. They come in a hard or soft taco shell for $1 each, and "loading" them with lettuce, cheese, tomato, sour cream, and salsa is free. This is often not the case with other Taco Tuesday deals. They also offer empanadas stuffed with any of the fillings, or a V-RITO which includes a soft shell, a layer of nacho cheese, and then a hard shell.

I ordered a Habanera Empanada, Black Bean & Corn soft taco, Fish soft taco, and a Jamaican Jerk Sausage soft taco.
All were served warm. The Habanera filling had a nice heat to it, but wasn't as spicy as the bartender made it out to be. The empanada was a little over fried, and dry around the outside. The fish taco was the only one that I didn't care for. It was lacking the crunch of a good fried breading, and tasted a little "fishy". The Jamaican Jerk was probably my favorite of the bunch.

With two beers (one pint, one liter), and "R" having more tacos than I did- our bill STILL only came to $20 and change. Per person, this is definitely a Dining Deals alert!

Don't get me wrong, I love Touch's Thursday tacos and Deagan's gourmet tacos...but this type of Taco Tuesday was more what I had in mind when I started this series. Stay tuned for more, and keep the suggestions coming!

Sachsenheim Hall
7001 Denison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102


Alana said...

Bonus points for free toppings!!!

Rachel said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That looks amazing!

Valerie A. Heck Esmont said...

sounds like a place I need to eat!