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Eyeball Tacos From Staten Island's Taqueria Puebla

Would You Eat Eyeball Tacos?

If you've got your eyes on the offal trend these days, then take a look at Village Voice reviewer Robert Sietsema's latest New York find: ojo tacos. Yep, you heard me right: that's ojo, as in eyeballs — specifically, goat eyeballs.

Sietsema didn't actually catch sight of anything staring back at him but writes of the taste: "There were clods of gooey yellowish stuff . . . the eyeball goo had a texture somewhere between gristle and grape jelly and had to be chewed, with each chew breaking down more of the congealed vitreous humor."

I've got a pretty standout stomach, but I don't think I could lay eyes on this one. And you?


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ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
well, i'd definitely try the eyeballs, but not in a taco - i think the texture of the ingredient would probably be suited to a different dish.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
As long as the eyeballs don't look anything like eyeballs anymore, I'd at least try them. They look pretty tasty.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Did they think describing it as gristle and jelly was going to make it any more appetizing? Wow..
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Fork no!!! Flashback (way back) to the 7th grade. Our biology teacher had us all dissecting fish. He dropped this gem of wisdom upon our young minds: "If you pop the eyeballs out and let them dry, the will bounce like super balls." And for a good two weeks, hundreds of them did just that. Off the wooden floor of the hallways, lockers, the ceiling, the walls, random foreheads, you name it. No surface escaped unscathed.
Curlock-Holmes Curlock-Holmes 6 years
It looks awful and seems like it would be akin to chewing on a big hunk of fat. No quiero, muchas gracias.
amber512 amber512 6 years
That is absolutely disgusting!! I can't even handle thinking about eating meat, let alone eyeballs!
Emily-Co Emily-Co 6 years
That actually looks quite good to me. I'm a big fan of fish eyeballs...
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
Dang - I'm an adventurous eater but I'm not sure I could eat that. It looks awful!
Liss1 Liss1 6 years
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
Ojo? Ono.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
.......and not even if it was bacon wrapped!!!!!!!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
Ojo.......nojo way!!!!!!!!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
I don't think I could handle that.
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