Vegas Eats: Pink Taco at Hard Rock Vegas
With a name like this, it better be good...
Odd. It seems that my preconceived ideas about things can be wrong. Go figure. See, the first time I ever heard the name 'Pink Taco' I decided that the joint was disgusting, that I would never eat there and that the food wasn't even close to being tasty.
Pink Taco is actually.... good.
Credit goes, however, to Pink Taco founder Harry Morton, heir to restaurant legacy that accompanies the name. A 'Morton' (Harry's dad, Peter) co-founded the Hard Rock Cafe and founded the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, another (Arnie, Harry's grandpa) began Morton's steakhouse chain and yet another (Michael, Harry's uncle) fronts the N9NE Group, which runs various joints at the Hard Rock's rival for the party scenester dollars, Palms. Point is, Harry has certainly picked up a few things growing up.
Pink Taco's cringe-worthy name launched a pubic and media outcry when Scottsdale Arizona mayor Mary Manross declared it to be offensive. Mere mention of Pink Taco, a euphemism for you-know-what, induces eye rolling every time I hear it.
However, when an offer for a free meal at the Pink Taco landed in my cash-strapped lap, I found it hard to stay on my high horse. 'Broke is as broke does', as my mamma always said. I guess we're going to eat some Pink.