By Amy McCarthy
By Scott Reitz
By Scott Reitz
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Alice Laussade
By City of Ate
Goghee To Go's website says the restaurant offers "real food" with "100 percent real flavor." I can back them up on this claim. They do serve real food.
Goghee's offers up tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas and nachos—only they're all Korean barbecue-d up. It's really not that much of a departure from your regular taco —there's meat, there's cilantro, there's salsa. But the little things are different: The seasoning of the meats is sweet; the salsa roja is more Sriracha-inspired than Cholula-y; instead of seeing avocado on your torta, you'll see cabbage (If you're a cabbage-hater, your menu options just got cut in half). And weirdest of all for me was that I didn't taste citrus. Limes are nowhere to be found on this menu.
When I took that first bite of the beef goghee tacos that I ordered, my brain completely freaked out. The beef came wrapped in soft white corn tortillas. (Single corn tortilla, not double—they split when I ate them. I hate that.) There was onion pico, cilantro, salsa roja, cabbage slaw and a "Korean vinaigrette." Everything was fresh, the tacos were warm—they were beautiful to look at—but my eyes and mouth got in a huge argument about what I was eating that went something like this:
4895 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX 75244
Region: Park Cities
Goghee To Go: Korean BBQ Tacos
2222 Inwood Road
Times I had to say,"Yes, this place used to be a Burguesa Burger.": 3
People making pickled-cabbage-face count: 2
Eyes: Yes. Tacos!
Mouth: Actually, you're eating a rice bowl with no rice.
Eyes: Fuck you, these are tacos!
Mouth: Nope. Rice bowl sans rice. I will not be swayed.
Eyes: (punches mouth in the nuts)
It was a transvestite taco. The beef goghee taco was dressed up like a regular taco, but it was packing something more. And I kinda liked it. I think.
What I do know for sure is that I loved their nachos. It's just their seasoned chicken (which was much tastier than the beef), queso, onion pico with cilantro, salsa roja and creamy fresca on house-made tortilla chips. Their Korean-inspired sauce on nachos was brilliant. It was spicy, but not too spicy—it's one of those ideas that just works perfectly and it makes you feel like a dipshit for not having thought of it yourself. You know, like squeegees.