McDevitt Taco Supply

by Grace Boyle on October 23, 2018

Anyone that claims to have “super heady” tacos is a winner in my book.

McDevitt Taco Supply started as a food stand six years ago on Boulder’s Pearl Street mall. Owner Bradford McDevitt found success on Pearl Street so he expanded to offering a second taco truck at Sanitas Brewing, and created a taco trailer he brings around to music festivals. They have a strong catering business now for events and parties, as well.

A year go McDevitt opened his first brick-and-mortar location in South Boulder at 4800 Baseline Road – his third location for Boulderites to find his tacos.

The restaurant boasts a full bar and offers all the well-loved tacos they’ve been serving for years, in addition to a plethora of apps and small plates like Mexican street corn, queso and chips, BBQ chicken quesadillas, and fire roasted sweet peppers to name a few.

{Mexican Street Corn with Chili lime mayo, cotija cheese and lime}

{Fire roasted mini sweet peppers topped with goat cheese & pickled onions}

There are 13 tacos on the menu – all of which are served on gluten-free, local corn tortillas. The tacos themselves are not street style as they’re larger in size. Prices range from $3.5 to $4.75 per.

Most of their tacos come topped with cilantro, onion, and their avocado-tomatillo salsa. They serve the traditional standbys like tacos al pastor but they also serve interesting mashups like the cactus taco, honey chili shrimp taco, or the veggie Kale Yeah! that comes with kale, corn, black beans, and green peppers.

Everything is made in house besides the local tortillas and there’s great attention to detail for their ingredients which include a wide range of offerings for everyone. I appreciate the great variety.

Some standouts include their housemade hot sauces which you should definitely ask for no matter what you eat there, each in their own squeeze bottle: roasted tomatillo chipotle, fermented fresno chile (like a sriracha), and pineapple habanero.

McDevitt has local Tequila company Suerte lined up in his bar as he serves their Blanco tequila in his house margaritas and he serves Colorado beers on their six-tap line. In South Boulder, there aren’t many restaurant / bars so it fills a great need for the area.

One of my favorite parts about the space itself on Baseline is the lifesize photo of McDevitt and his crew in a real-life tortilla ‘fight’. 

It’s larger than life (literally) and evokes the fun energy of McDevitt and is such a conversation starter.

The other wall in the small space is made from reclaimed wood from a local artisan in Loveland, filled with hanging box plants.

One more thing you should know: go for happy hour – it’s daily from 3-6 p.m. The food is is at a great price ranging from $2.5-$4 and you could get the house marg for $5 or a local beer for $3.5. Great deal.

McDevitt Taco Supply is open daily for lunch and dinner starting at 11:30 a.m. Find them at 4800 Baseline, Suite C110.

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Jay October 23, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Made my mouth water, reading your Blog post. Delicious pictures and exciting prices (especially during happy hour). I’m heading there next time I’m in Boulder!

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