I am on a bizarre foods kick. Last night my boss took us out for a team dinner to a place that I recommended. It’s this marvelous Mexican restaurant right in theater district with amazing guacamole, at least that’s how I sold it to them. Little did my coworkers know that I had an ulterior motive, this restaurant called Toloache served grasshopper tacos. Yes, friends, I said grasshoppers. The proper name is chapulines. They give you a good heaping serving of grasshoppers in each appetizer sized taco. The crunchy insects are prepared Oaxacan style with onions, jalapeno, and guacamole. The guacamole was delicious, but I wish the tacos were a bit spicier. I really can’t describe the taste of the grasshoppers, as they don’t taste like anything I’ve had before. The only thing I can say is that I feel they tasted a little grassy, if that makes any sense. I can’t say that I loved them, but they were not terrible. I did enjoy how crunchy they were. Other than the grasshopper tacos, I also had some of their chips and guacamole, the sopa de tortilla, and the flan. All the food was delicious but I wouldn’t say they were so extraordinary that I would go back, now that I’ve tried the grasshopper tacos. I could be biased because I have a favorite Mexican restaurant that is my go to place. Overall, I’d still recommend trying out Toloache on 50th and 8th.