This. Is Mexican food in Grand Rapids. How can I say that with authenticity? I lived in Southern California (San Diego) for almost 15 years and had the pleasure of eating authentic Mexican food both north of and south of "The Border." While visiting family in Michigan recently, my family INSISTED that we visit Tacos El Caporal for some authentic Mexican food. I did. And I will be back. Carne asada tacos? I'll have two. Guacamole? I'll eat yours. Radishes? Onions? Jalapeno sides? Seconds please. While the decor is unassuming you will be transported with the first bite to an authentic Mexican taqueria and forget you are somewhere in the Midwest. I look forward to a visit or take out each time I visit "home" - Grand Rapids. Highly recommend if you are hankering for a no-frills, real-deal, authentic Mexican food experience.