FACT CHECK: Are Trump Tower Taco Bowls the Best?


/ Donald Trump Twitter


On Thursday afternoon, Republican presidential candidate and Hispanic culture enthusiast Donald Trump tweeted how he was celebrating Cinco de Mayo—by eating "Mexican food" at his own Trump Tower.

Trump said that the best taco bowls are made at Trump Tower Grill, but a Washington Free Beacon analysis suggests this may not be the case.

A January review from Eater included what appears to be the bowl in question, which is labeled as "beef tacos":

On the same pass I also ordered "beef tacos" ($13.50) which turned out to be a fried tortilla bowl heaped with romaine lettuce, grated yellow cheese, and plain ground beef that was so devoid of flavor, it rendered an insult to Mexicans every bit as profound as Trump’s previous pronouncements. Trump food is bland food.

The name may have been changed after the Eater review, because a comparable entree called "Taco fiesta!" is listed on the Trump Tower Café menu for Thursday, also for $13.50. The restaurant's menu regularly changes.

NY Mag‘s compilation of user reviews denounced the sign outside the grill reading "The finest restaurants in the world":

At Trump Grill finding something that "fine" to eat is as difficult as singling out an "apprentice" on TV.

Caroline Lee Smith   Email Caroline | Full Bio | RSS
Caroline Lee Smith is news editor of the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, she worked as a reporter and editor for United Press International. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2012, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Mississippian. Caroline lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @cmlee. She can be reached at smith@freebeacon.com.

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