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:
Goghee To Go
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.
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