Delia’s, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways….
Seriously. I couldn’t love this place any more if I tried. The taco trailer that was located in Daisy was first, then the Dayton location, then Taco Roc, which has the same owners and the same menu. Every time a hit. I make every excuse I can to get to Delia’s as often as I possibly can, and have stood crammed into the covered ordering area of their trailer with about eight other people (I am not even exaggerating!) on a rainy winter evening for at least twenty minutes.
The food is just THAT good.
When we first tried their Soddy-Daisy location, we couldn’t stop talking about how much we hoped that they would eventually move into a sit-down location. Back in June, we were driving by a building in Daisy that used to be Cheryl’s Diner (which, I can tell you now that it’s closed, was one of the restaurants that I chose not to write a review about) and there it was, on the sign: Delia’s COMING SOON. I almost peed myself, I tell you!
The new Delia’s location opened on Monday, July 9. My mom went by to pick up a carry-out order toward the end of that week and people were waiting outside for seating. Now, it’s a small place…but something tells me Delia’s is going to be successful. Like this:
Can someone please help me order something besides the taco platter when I go here? Okay, I have. I’ve had the quesadilla…I’ve had the nachos. One of these days I’m going to go rogue and order the torta (it’s a Mexican sandwich. Like, on a roll.). But most of the time, it’s the taco platter. It’s just. So. Good. Their rice and beans are perfect, and their tacos are so fresh. These are actually “Delia’s tacos”, not regular tacos. Where regular tacos come topped with pico, lettuce, and cheese, the Delia’s tacos have grilled vegetables and melted cheese (not to be confused with cheese sauce). I always order them on corn tortillas, though you can have flour….if you must. These were tacos al pastor. Al pastor is pork that is marinated and cooked in a marinade that contains chiles, vinegar, and pineapple. Don’t worry…this isn’t spicy. But it is delicious. The barbacoa (shredded beef), chicken, steak, and of course plain old ground beef are all wonderful. One of these days I’m gonna order cactus tacos. Anyway, I couldn’t choose between the Delia’s tacos (this is the first time I’ve had them) and the regular tacos.
Philip had the special of the day, which was the burrito plato, also known as the burrito platter. He, of course, had this with the chorizo (Mexican sausage), of which he cannot get enough. It really is delicious, and I do not usually care for sausage. Usually he orders the fiesta burrito, which comes stuffed with rice, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, beans, and pico. The burrito on the, er, plato only contained meat and cheese, with the rest of the fillings on the side. As you can see, there were also rice and beans. And he loved every bit of it.
One of the advantages of dining in here is complimentary chips and salsa…although theirs are so delicious that we really don’t mind paying for the (they don’t cost that much anyway). Considering the crowd that is usually here (we stopped in for lunch) we will probably continue to enjoy Delia’s mostly as a take-out treat. Their appeal, though, is understandable and undeniable. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive. They are willing to tailor your meal to suit your wants and needs. The menu contains items for the adventurous and non-adventurous eater. One of these days I’m just going to order something totally off the wall…and I’m willing to be I’ll love it. I haven’t had anything from here that I didn’t.
Delia’s new location can be found at 8363 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379. You can still reach them at 423-521-7145. Sadly…they don’t have a website or even a Facebook page. I’m thinking that probably isn’t going to matter. Go see them anyway!