CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTINE BRUNS
I love to keep things simple, and when I’m hungry, that means finding something nearby that tastes great. One of my “go to”places in Seoul is Gusto Taco, located in the US Embassy Association building on USAG Yongsan. Whether your’e stationed there or stopping by on a visit, it’s a great option for a quick Mexican meal on post.
As you enter, you’ll see the menu written out on a giant blackboard. You place your order and pay at the counter, and then go pick your favorite place to sit. The staff will bring your food to you and water is readily available in a container on the long counter – help yourself!
Gusto Taco serves breakfast, making them a great alternative to other places on post – for a quick bite or for a morning meeting. Need a quick breakfast sandwich? They’ve got that. I’ve had a few groups meet here for a morning session and it’s always worked out well. Here’s an example of the Huevos Rancheros from one such event:
The item that we hear about quite a bit, and which was recommended when we first tried the restaurant, is the pork tacos. They are my husband’s favorite – melt in your mouth with a nice little kick.
My personal favorite is the pork taquitos, which come with a nice, mild cheese sauce to dip them in. I recently paired them with the strawberry lemonade (my other favorite).
They also now have a tasty pulled pork sandwich – yum!
There are an assortment of chicken and pork options, which include quesadillas, burritos, and chimichangas. There are also different beverages to choose from – beer, sodas, margaritas, teas. One more cool thing about Gusto Taco is that the owner likes to hire youths from the Yongsan military community.
Location: Gusto Taco is located in the US Embassy Association Building on USAG Yongsan. The building is up the hill, behind ACS and Burger King. You will need military base access to visit this location.
Phone: 02-797-8105 (you can order ahead for pickup or large dine-in orders)
Hours: Open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sundays 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
NOTE: Breakfast Service is suspended for the Summer 2015 Season (as of 5/10/15)
Gusto Taco – Sangsu Station, Exit 1
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