‘Watts for Dinner’: Señor Taco for authentic Mexican flavor

Will Watts

If you are willing to traverse a couple of traffic roundabouts, there’s this unassuming corner restaurant smack dap in the middle of Old 41 in Bonita Springs with some of the best tacos in Southwest Florida.

Help yourself to roasted onions and peppers at Senor Taco, Bonita Springs.

Upon entering, I immediately saw a couple of things I really liked – a salsa bar and all the roasted peppers and onions I could ask for. 

I order a combination platter that consisted of two tacos and a sope (it looks like a thick corn tortilla with fixins’ on top). For my tacos, carnitas (shredded seasoned pork) and for my sope, tinga (shredded seasoned chicken).

Gorditas filled with carnitas from Senor Taco, Bonita Springs.

The tacos came with cilantro and onions. I choose the green salsa with avocado to accompany. The carnitas were cooked to perfection and had an amazing not-too-spicy, but just-spicy-enough flavor. Being a Gringo, I could have used a bit less cilantro, but waste not, want not.

The salsa was amazing. 

Two pork tacos and one chicken sope from Senor Taco, Bonita Springs.

The sope was topped with lettuce, tomato and Mexican cheese crumbles. It was a delight, with all white meat chicken, a generous portion of cheese and a kick that I usually don’t get from tinga.

My partner in dine ordered the gorditas platter with rice and beans. For those of you who don’t know, the gorditas are large pastry-like pockets filled with meat. The texture is much like my sope. His was also filled with carnitas.

The salsa bar at Senior Taco, Bonita Springs.

His only complaint: no cilantro and onions in the gorditas. I wish he had told me sooner.

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If you go

Señor Taco

  • 26455 Old 41 Rd., Bonita Springs
  • 239-676-9271