#LetsEatRVA kicks back with jumbo tacos at Asado

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Whether you’re looking for a great Happy Hour spot or some place to kick back and watch the game, look no further than Asado- The Wing and Taco Company.

“For us, it’s a small, simple, concise menu with the wings, the tacos and a few other items… burritos, quesadillas.”, says Asado owner, Ian Anderson, who shares how they start each day, with a fresh juicy brisket smoked on site and highlighted in December’s feature taco.

“Our taco of the month this month is a chipotle brisket taco and our brisket, just like all our proteins are smoked. The chipotle sauce is made in house and we are going to serve that with a corn salsa.”, says Anderson.

Next is Asado fan favorite, the honey sriracha shrimp taco, which is a perfect blend of sweet and spicy. It’s all served on a bed of cabbage and folded up for a bold, flavorful experience!

Anderson explains what makes up Asado’s top seller saying, “Fried shrimp, our house made honey sriracha sauce, and then we’re going to serve that on an 8-inch tortilla. All our tacos come on an 8-inch tortilla so they’re kind of big, not your standard sized taco. And then, we’re going to serve that with our Baja white sauce and then pico de gallo.”

To wash it all down, you can try a blueberry pina colada or any flavor margarita, dressed to your liking.

“We have several flavors of margarita here. We think that the margarita pairs really well with tacos so we decided to make that our focus or our main beverage. This one here is a peach margarita and we know that a lot of people have a preference as to what type of rim they would like. Now obviously a lot of places are just salt. We like to do sugar and we also have a sour patch rim and as far as I know, we’re the only ones that do that.”, says Anderson.

And of course, don’t forget about the wings, with six different flavors to choose, including a Cajun dry rub.

“All our wing sauces are made in house.”, says Anderson, “We have our honey barbecue, our spicy barbecue, we have a buffalo, and we also have a fury sauce… and then the honey sriracha that we were talking about.”

But if you’re not a meat eater, there’s still plenty to choose from, like the queso or a plate of nachos, piled high!
Asado’s is in its second year running, as Anderson explains, he and his friends started out with the Flying  Pig in Midlothian which is centered more around barbeque and burgers, before deciding to bring their talents further into the city.
Asado is situated in the heart of Broad Street, where VCU and the rest of the city collide, with most of the menu under $10, making it perfect for any budget.

“Given that the size is a little bit smaller than our first restaurant, we wanted a limited menu but we wanted a limited menu but we wanted to feature some things that we thought would be really popular and some really good items, so we decided to go with wings and tacos because I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like wings and tacos. And, so far we’ve been really blessed thus far.” , says Anderson.

Asado is located at 727 W. Broad Street, RVA, 23220. For more information, visit: http://asadorva.com/

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