Last night, the family and I stopped at CHRONIC TACOS at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach for dinner. The best way I know how to explain Chronic Tacos is... it's like a Subways but for Tacos. The menu is pretty simple, but can be a little intimidating if it's your first time and especially if there's a line behind you. There are a few things you must know when you’re in line: Do you want a taco, burrito, salad, nachos, torta (sandwich), or quesadilla? Then you must decide what kind of protein - carne asada (marinated steak), pollo (chicken), carnitas (pork), fish, shrimp, or vegetarian? Moving down the line, they will ask you what do you want on your meat? Do you want a combo?
This really happened: Darren told me to order him a chicken salad and left to find a table. I wasn't prepared to answer the following questions: What beans would you like? Do you want lettuce, cabbage, or onions? What about tomatoes or pico de gallo? Salsa, salsa verde, or guacamole? Next time, Darren will need to stay in line with me to answer all those questions himself! For myself, I ordered a Carne Asada torta (marinated steak sandwich), and they pretty much asked me all the same things. It was pretty tasty.
They had kids meals for under $4 which included chips and a drink: tacos, quesadilla, nachos, etc. but we ended up sharing a taco threesome. Two of which we ordered with toppings on the side (because I know my kids are super picky.) The staff member was happy to do it.
We liked that they make their taco hard shells fresh! For example, after we expressed we wanted hard shell tacos (they had just run out), they told us it would be ready in a couple of minutes, and it was! I was able to put whatever I wanted on my taco. (I added cabbage, pico de gallo, and salsa verde to my carnitas taco.) So good! Overall, our family liked dining at Chronic Tacos. We could order it the way we want with fresh ingredients. We will definitely come back.
Chronic Tacos in Belle Terra is located at 7621 Edinger, Unit #106 (between Corner Bakery and Pei Wei) in Huntington Beach, California. For more information or to locate a location near you, please visit their website at eatchronictacos.com .