Sunday 4 October 2015

The five year wait for a REAL TACO

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The five year long wait is over.

But first let me backtrack...

Here in Aberdeen, we are not blessed with an abundance of Mexican food outlets. So when it comes to celebrating Taco Day with our dear (now departed) friend Jazzi, a soup├žon of creative improvisation has been required.

I wonder if any of you remember our 2011 effort, the Aberdeen MacTaco? (Haggis and oatcakes were involved and actually, it was rather good).

In 2012, my Human Grandad was in hospital and we missed the event entirely.

The situation was not much better in 2013 - in fact some might say worse - when Gail forgot until the last minute and I ended up with a photo of a taco, printed from the internet…

Last year things just got weird, when a certain human decided we should celebrate Jazzi's favourite colour and, with the aid of some food dye, fashioned a taco out of 100% pink ingredients.

Well this year I opted to take matters into my own paws.

A short session on Google and I discovered that Uncle Sabino's Mexican Restaurant & Takeaway  is now open on Little Belmont Street, only a mile away from our house.

So I suggested that Gail might like to bicycle into town and pick up a REAL taco for me.

You know, sometimes she is surprisingly obedient.

Mmm these tacos are yummy. Wee Jazzi had good taste, for sure.

And didn't Gail do well too?  If the oil price continues to drop, I'd say she has a promising future as a taco delivery lady...


  1. We remember the haggis and oatcakes...but forgot the photograph. That's just pitiful, Bertie. So glad she and Uncle Sabino got together to let you have a real taco! We're still having more of a Mocko....just meat and cheese. Happy Taco Day!

  2. Glad ya got a real taco finally!

  3. That is AWESOME!!! You got to have a real TACO AND you got your mom to do what you wanted!! Win/Win!! xo Chloe and LadyBug

  4. Dat's sad ya had to wait so long fur a real taco... 'round these parts, they's a dime a dozen!!

    Well, not really-- but they is ev'rywhere!!

  5. Hari OM
    Bertie lad, that is looking tasty!!!!! REfried beans and cheese and cornshells and salads... hmmmm maybe I oughtta have thought about this earlier.... Congrats on finally achieving the full taco. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

    pee ess; warning - fireworks and volcanoes can ensue from consumption of such foods... jus' sayin' .. &*<>

  6. Oh that's a tasty taco Bertie! happy taco day !!! I like the pink taco, that was a cute idea... my dad loves the photo-taco, he said that could be the one for my momma when she has problems to jump in her Suzie Quattro memorial pants.... boy what a look she gave him after that hahahahaha

  7. Bertie, you would love my area. There's a taco joint on every block just about, from yucky fast food to gourmet!

  8. Bertie DARLIN' we STILL GIVE GAIL 5 stars for her creativity over the years! The pink ones got 10 stars!
    OmdS you now have a Taco cafe near that means more yumminess for you. Hugs Madi your bffff

  9. Our Lady didn't even try until this year, Gail gets points for trying. Your taco looks like it was worth waiting for!

  10. OMD...We wish we could talk Mama into going out and getting US real tacos!! That looks totally delish, Bertie!!
    Happy Taco Day Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. Taco's everywhere and I seems to 'ave missed out this year.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  12. Bertie, those tacos look surprisingly authentic - and we know our tacos!! Good work!!

    -Ruby and Otto

  13. Bertie you get an A for effort each year and finally you got a real taco! Ours were doggie tacos but still tasted real good
    Mr Bailey Hazel & mabel

  14. Mom saw the Haggis and oatcakes and just started giggling. She never would have thought of that (and she is 1/4 Scot by blood).

    Congratulations on a tasty taco and not just a picture!

    Abby Lab

  15. OMD!! Bravo Bertie's Mom!!! Those tacos look mighty delish! I'm wondering if you are gonna start a book on How To Train Your Human....☺
    Happy Taco Day!!
    Ruby ♥

  16. WAY to go Bertie!! I loves a guy that takes things into his own paws!! Glad that you finally got a real taco and it looked delicious!!

    Addi and Oreo

  17. OMD!!! You finally got a REAL taco. Hope it didn't upset your tummy ....

  18. We must tell you just how pleased we are that you got to enjoy one of our favorite delicacies!! And we are more than pleased that Gail has a new job opportunity in the off chance she needs it.

    Taco on...

    Piper, Celti, Argie and Ivy

  19. Bertie Bertie you are just a lucky wire-haired fox terrier to have Gail bike down to the local Mexican takeaway and grab you a Taco! Love Gail's wire basket on her bike. Now does the takeaway have a driveup window and did Gail go through the driveup on her bike?
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

    1. No such thing as drive-up windows in Aberdeen city centre. The reason Gail went on her bike is that the takeaway is in a pedestrian zone, and the only places to park a car are some distance away and cost a king's ransome!

  20. Bertie - An Aberdeen Taco ? You seem to have enjoyed it .