This local taco stand in Punta Gorda has a lot going for it - good location, great tropical atmosphere, good concept. Unfortunately, the food is too inconsistent. The first time we stopped in, the tacos were good - plenty of meat, fresh, hot and seasoned well. If I had written this review that day it would have been a glowing success.
The next time we ordered take-out, and it was really sub-standard. Loads of lettuce and cilantro, very little meat. I was quite disappointed. So far, 50/50.
We tried eating in again - the nachos were weird. Stale chips and, well, just WEIRD. Take my word for it.
We gave them one more try a few nights ago. To be fair, we ordered several different items - a couple different burritos, a couple tacos. Maybe I'm a slow learner.
I'll cut to the chase. It's my last trip. Next time I'm hungry and feel tempted to visit Jimmy's Tacos, I'll just pull out a wad of cash and set it on fire instead. The pork burrito had approximately one spoonful of pork in it - total. The buffalo chicken burrito had adsoloutely no descernable chicken. Both were completely overloaded with raw hot onion and cilantro. Imagine eating a cilantro/onion sandwich with unseasoned rice and beans scattered about. The tacos were about the same, except they were also soggy and fell apart.
I normally don't write such a negative review - I prefer to simply not write a review at all. However, in this case, I've had two really awful experiences, and a quick search of the online reviews reveal that I'm not alone. Maybe I can save someone some bucks. If you want a good taco, go to a real Mexican restaurant instead. Or give me a call. I'm a pretty good cook and I know I can whip up a better plate of Mexican at home.