Taco Tuesday: Chaak has cochinita pibil tacos for the family and margaritas by the quart

Critic Brad A. Johnson says Chaak’s taco kits are perfect for stocking the fridge during a pandemic.
Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • May 12, 2020
The entire world got cheated last week when Cinco de Mayo landed on Taco Tuesday in the midst of a global pandemic. (Sigh.) But life goes on, and we must still find a way to eat tacos. Here’s one solution. Chaak in Tustin is among the best Mexican...
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