Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Taco Tuesday- Grillers Pub

Today is Tuesday, so I bring you another installment in my Taco Tuesday series. I've been having fun with this ongoing series, and I hope that you are enjoying them. There are just so many Taco Tuesday options around the city!

Last week, our hunt brought us to Grillers Pub in Parma. Located on State Road, just a quick drive up the street from the 480 exit, the building is nothing to look at. It's just your typical Parma dive bar, but with plenty of parking in their own lot and a nice big sign so you can't miss the place.

There are only a small handful of booths and tables in the bar, so saddling up on a stool at the bar is really your best option. It provided us with great eavesdropping opportunities, and easy access to the bartender for drinks and food orders.

"R" and I wanted to try something off of their regular menu, so we shared an order of the Fried Reuben Balls ($5.50). Made fresh in-house with their own corned beef and sauerkraut, and served with Thousand Islands dressing.
Five balls were included with the order. It would have been hard to eat an order by myself, because they were a tad salty. But, if you like Reubens then give them a try. It certainly packed traditional Reuben flavor into fried goodness.

Now, on to the tacos. They had two options that evening. The special of the night was Ground Beef Tacos with a Black Bean Corn Salsa (3 for $6). Dining Deals Alert!
The meat was a little greasy, so the juices and grease quickly started to make the tortillas soggy and messy to pick up. The meat was seasoned well, and the taco had nice flavor to it. Chef- just drain some of the grease out before serving, and we'll be all set.

The standard taco that is served every Tuesday was a Pork Carnitas ($2 each, minimum of two).
These were very manageable, and overflowing with meat and toppings. If the pork itself had been seasoned a bit more, I think that I personally would have liked it better than Deagan's Pork Carnitas taco the week before. But for flavor with this particular taco, Deagan's still reigns supreme.

Other than some missteps from the bartender, and our friend never being able to place an order for food, we enjoyed our excursion to Griller's. According to the bartender, they also have great burgers. I do have to note that by the time we left, we were the only ones in the bar. The handful of other patrons had left far before us, and it was only around 8:00PM. I guess that means no wait on seating or your food, right?

Where to next? I've hit almost all of the Taco Tuesday spots that were originally suggested. Where is your favorite place that I haven't been to yet?

Grillers Pub
5455 State Road
Parma, OH


Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

What about Lion on Lorain? I haven't been there but I know they have a taco night.

alexa @clevelandsaplum said...

what crystal said, and then invite me when you go!

rosemarie said...

Walking to my car after work, I saw that the Euclid Tavern (in University Circle) has taco tuesday and taco's are 75 cents!

Bite Buff said...

Thanks, Rosemarie!

Bite Buff said...

Lion on Lorain coming up!

Bite Buff said...

Heading to Lion tomorrow if anyone wants to join!

Anonymous said...

old brooklyn try MCG'S taco wednsday.