Local Restaurant Has Some of the Best Tacos in the Nation
Some of the best tacos in the entire country can be found right here in our neck of the woods.
The website thedailymeal.com ranks tacos from Dora's Deli, located inside a worm ranch in Walla Walla, 11th in the entire nation.
One of the most popular items on the menu is the vegetarian taco, a request from some local non-meat eating students, that landed Dora's Deli on the best taco list.
It consists of corn tortillas, made in-house, flled with lettuce, tomato, onion, cilantro, shredded mozzarella, rice, beans, avocado, and either a hot or medium salsa.
According to the Daily Meal, the ingredients play so well together that it'll give even meat lovers pause.
"This is a veggie taco with a homeade corn shell, I just had one bite and so far it's really good," said Vedra Rittenbach, a Walla Walla resident.
With some help, restaurant owner Dora Jimenez is making every meal herself and she's says the recognition came as a surprise but she's delighted.
"Oh my goodness, it's nice," said Jimenez. "I didn't know that and everybody is coming in and saying 'congratulations because you're the 11th winner for your tacos' and it's beautiful and I'm excited."
Jimenez and her late husband purchased the Worm Ranch 15 years ago and Jimenez began cooking food and selling it.
She admits it's not the first place one would think to get a delicious meal, but as the years went by people heard the word that Dora's Deli's tacos were the best.
"I believe it, I think they're awesome," said Susan Willard, a Walla Walla resident. "They're delicious, the tortillas, they make them as you're waiting, can't get any fresher. We'd come everyday but I don't think it's too good for our waistlines."
Dora's Deli had the only tacos in the entire Northwest to rank on the Daily Meal's list.