The president opted for a politically correct trio of tacos appropriately called the Democrat, the Republican and the Independent.
And much like their namesakes, the tacos have their differences.
The Independent includes hand-battered and fried portobello mushroom strips, refried black beans, roasted corn, escabeche carrots, cotija cheese, cilantro, fresh avocado stuffed in a flour tortilla and drizzled with ancho aioli, and is $3.50 and 500 calories.
The Democrat — a shredded beef barbacoa topped with fresh avocado, cotija cheese, cilantro, onions, a lime wedge and served with tomatillo sauce on a corn tortilla — is $4 and 500 calories.
The Republican clocks in at 540 calories and $3.25 and is a flour tortilla filled with grilled jalapeño sausage topped with shredded cheese, fresh pico de gallo and served with poblano sauce.
And that’s not all the president ordered. According to his receipt, which Lydia Pantazes, a TV reporter in the Austin area, tweeted, Obama also got green chili pork (slow roasted pork carnitas simmered with green chilies and topped with cotija cheese, cilantro, onions, and a lime wedge) and a monk special, a breakfast taco with eggs, bacon, green chilies, and cheese.
–Michelle Ward Trainor