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Best Taco Pop-Up to Find a New Place to Park: Pata Roja Taqueria

If you enjoy washing down your tacos with some boozy beverages, your taste buds will be set up for success at Pata Roja Taqueria’s new home. The taco spot has partnered with owners of Pendleton’s Saeso to bring Mexican-style street tacos to the bar’s patio. Pata Roja offers four taco varieties from its parked cart: al pastor, bistec, pollo and seasonal veggie for the non-meat lovers. Try their range of salsas, or treat yourself to a quesadilla if you’d prefer to indulge in some cheesy deliciousness. Prior to opening at Saeso, the taqueria inhabited the walk-up window in the back of The Takeaway deli and grocer off Main Street in Over-the-Rhine. patarojatacos.com.