Worcester Foodies celebrate Taco Tuesday at Plaza Azteca

Legally speaking, “Taco Tuesdays” is a trademark of Taco John’s, but that didn’t stop the Worcester Foodies group from enjoying the national holiday at Plaza Azteca on Lincoln Street.

Tuesday night’s Foodies dinner ended up being one of the largest gatherings of the informal dining group, with over 20 people trying out the delicious food and cocktails at Plaza Azteca.

The Plaza Azteca menu mostly features your classic Mexican-fare, complete tacos, fajitas and table-side guacamole. However, there are some menu highlights, including a fajita that uses half a pineapple as a bowl for the fillings.

Plaza Azteca also serves huge, fruit-flavored margaritas and other sweet alcoholic drinks.

Tuesday’s Foodies dinner was more laid-back and casual, with no special meal or course designed for the group. We were free to order whatever we wanted.

Viewers on the MassLive Facebook page had us order a steak fajita and a passion-fruit margarita for a drink.

Although the pairing was a bit adventurous, and frankly, quite random, the meal was pretty delicious.

Later on in the night, Mass Foodies creator Luke M. Vaillancourt discussed the Worcester dining scene, which in recent years has experienced a renaissance of growth and success. In addition to the already famous dining neighbourhood of Shrewsbury Street, nooks and crannies in downtown have bloomed with new eateries.

Vaillancourt said that in the years since he started Mass Foodies, the Worcester dining scene has become almost unrecognizable, and that is a good thing.

However, Worcester is still missing the ease of walking from place to place that is a trademark of other dining destination cities, like Portland and Boston.

“The dining scene is really strong with what is is now. What’s missing is getting from neighborhood to neighborhood… it’s tough to easily and successfully get to each of the spots,” Vaillancourt said.

Worcester Foodies has held these food adventures every month for the past six years. The location of the next Foodies dinner will be unveiled soon.


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