Here's a secret: Vegetarians aren't always crazy about vegetables, and if we like Mexican food, after years or decades, we tire of bean burritos. Therefore, some vegetarians just give up on Mexican food (or vegetarianism, depending on one's inclinations). But there's a beautiful answer to the Mexican/vegetarian paradox: Maico's tacos. Maico offers, as its specialty, mashed-potato tacos ("tacos papas"), and, holy cow, they are delicious. They are deep-fried, crunchy, chewy and downright vegetarian—we think they're actually vegan—but without all the boring green salad-y experience. When we order them with our vegetarian friends in mind, we always run out, because our carnivorous friends love them, too.