Well, we heard about the picketing at Chiludo’s, a Coeur d’Alene taco truck, but we’re not ones to jump to conclusions. Maybe they weren’t neo-Nazi-Jackasses, but rather somebody who really didn’t like the tacos, and just had an affinity for bad clothing and carrying around flags. I mean, really, we have to find these things out ourselves; we’re basically scientists.
The result of our research: They were, in fact, neo-Nazi-Jackasses. I suppose the Jackass-signs they were carrying around had already given them away, though it’s probably transparent that we just wanted to try Chiludo’s tacos. In that sense the Jackass-picketing backfired, seeing how it’s now bringing Chiludo’s—a truck we weren’t aware of—customers.
Which they deserve. This is not a bad little taco truck. Their lengua—beef tongues—might be the best in the region, in fact. They’re nicely tender, great texture, and have a good flavor to them, with some nice subtle seasoning. Definitely a hit.
The carne asada is also good, though probably a bit more average. Average asada is, of course, still tasty, so that’s not a bad thing. Both De Leon and Tacos Tumbras have them beat here though.
Sadly I can’t say I care too much for the carnitas. Too dry and not much flavor is not a good combination for the pork tacos. Do not order the carnitas; you’d be better off with another lengua.
The tortillas are also a bit dull and dry. Not inedible, but almost have hints of stale flavor to them. Luckily the salsa—I tried the hot one—is very tasty, and I also like how cabbage is mixed into the tacos.
So. The baseline tacos are pretty average, which is fine in itself, but the lengua gives Chiludo’s a bump up. They really get this right, which is more than many do.
Give Chiludo’s a try, they deserve attention for what they do best: Lengua tacos.