Charley's Taqueria - Where the Tacos Taste like Tacos, and the Snozberries Taste Like Snozberries

Tacos are quickly becoming America’s favorite food, and why shouldn’t they?  Fast, cheap, filling, and delicious make this authentic cuisine popular with the masses.   On a recent spring day, I was joined by Team Springdale and Little Craft Show founder, Amber Perrodin, as we visited several of the destinations on her beloved Springdale Taco Tour that serves as a cultural and social media vessel for spotlighting the rich, diverse, and delicious edible culture of this great Arkansas city. 

 Photo Cred:  Joe Wittkop

Photo Cred:  Joe Wittkop

And what can you, the well informed Metro-billy reader, expect from our tantalizing taqueria expedition?  Well, a clear and fun guide into not only what to expect, but also what to order. Loosen your belt, take a deep breath, because you’re about to embark on a journey that will not only enrich your life, but will undoubtedly make you the TACO of the town.  First up in our Springdale series is one on my favorite restaurants in this region of Arkansas:  Charley's Taqueria.

Charley’s Taqueria

Address:  1830 S. Pleasant Street, Suite F, Springdale, AR  72764

Hours:  Mon-Thur 8am-10pm | Fri-Sun 8am-11pm

 Scratch, Sniff, and Lick Menus | Photo Cred:  Joe Wittkop

Scratch, Sniff, and Lick Menus | Photo Cred:  Joe Wittkop

What to expect

Charley’s is one of my favorite Arkansas taquerias, boasting a walk up order counter next to a wall displaying scratch, sniff, and lick photos of menu items {the tacos taste like tacos, and the snozberries taste like snozberries; kidding, you may certainly scratch and sniff the menu, but do NOT lick any of those pictures, staff and guests alike don't like it, take my word for it.  But it is helpful to get a visual idea of what you’re ordering, especially if you have kids in tow. 

 Sopes | Photo Cred:  Joe Wittkop

Sopes | Photo Cred:  Joe Wittkop

What to eat: 

 Beaver Lake Oysters | Photo Cred:  Joe Wittkop

Beaver Lake Oysters | Photo Cred:  Joe Wittkop

The tacos are great, but the chorizo and carne asade sopes are the bomb, especially when devoured near their signature Michelada cocktail made with Corona Mexican beer, tomato juice, peppers, chili spices with garnishes of lemon, lime, fresh shrimp, and a mysterious meat wrapped straw.  Charley’s is also one of the only joints in town that serve fresh oysters, finished with a whisper of minced onions, chilis, and fresh avocado. 

 Corona Michelada | Photo Cred:  Joe Wittkop  Full Citiscapes Article Here:   http://flipbook.citiscapes.com/flipbook_0518/?page=74

Corona Michelada | Photo Cred:  Joe Wittkop

Full Citiscapes Article Here:  http://flipbook.citiscapes.com/flipbook_0518/?page=74