March 3, 2024

Mama Lu’s Taco Tote

Tastemaker
By Lynda Wheatley | Dec. 5, 2020

At Traverse City’s ever-pivoting Mama Lu’s, there are Taco Kits, and there are Taco Totes. The $60 Taco Kit feeds five to seven folks. The Taco Tote theoretically feeds a couple or small family, but if you’ve ever eaten Mama’s tacos or drank her secret-recipe margs, you know this is a lie.

Because, really, for only $20 a tote, do you really need to share with anyone else? Is it a crime to ingest, all by yourself, 10 delicious, authentic corn or flour shells (your choice) packed full of seasoned ground beef, shredded lettuce, tomato, jack cheese, and lime crema? It is not.

But if you feel guilty, simply wash it all down with a two-serving can of Mamu Lu’s margaritas (hint: Classic is outstanding; Mango is divine) and know that the $1 surcharge added to your check will be matched by Mamu Lu’s and distributed to staff laid off during the shutdown. Guilt officially absolved.

See the full carry-out menu at www.mamalustc.com. Limited menu also available for delivery. Current hours are 3:30pm–8:30pm Tuesday through Saturday. 149 E. Front St., (231) 943-2793

Trending

Building the Party

In a recent opinion column, small business ownership expert Mary Keyes Rogers adeptly diagnoses several problems in our Un... Read More >>

Film Review: Bob Marley: One Love

Perhaps the first sign that Bob Marley: One Love might be a suspiciously polished and glowing take on the pop culture icon... Read More >>

The M-22 Chili Challenge

Chill(i) out at the 2nd annual M-22 Chili Challenge at Leelanau Sands Casino on Saturday, March 9, from noon-4pm. This coo... Read More >>

Just Keep Skiing

Don’t let the intermittent snow fool you—there is still plenty of ski hill fun to be had! Crystal Mountain in ... Read More >>