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3rd Time at Chorizo - Good Cali-Mex in Asheville

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3rd Time at Chorizo - Good Cali-Mex in Asheville

miss piggy | Jan 3, 2008 07:00 AM

We decided to try Chorizo for lunch last week - with hour-long waits at Tupelo Honey and Early Girl at 2:30 mid-week in Asheville, it seemed like the next best option. We had been there for brunch twice before - the first time excellent, the second time not-so-much, so I was curious to see how lunch would pan out. We asked to start with the table-side prepared guac but the waiter shortly came back over and said that the avocados were hard as rocks. We settled for chips and salsa - the salsas were very fresh, and the cips were just OK. They are not your typical store-bought, extra-crispy tortilla chips...I think they are the fresh corn tortillas deep-fried, so while in theory this seems like it woudl be better, in actuality they are a bit chewy and difficult to eat. I had huevos rancherso (breakfast is served all day), my husband and dad had a lamb burrito, and my mom had a chicken crepe. All were HUGE portions well priced at arounf $7-8.

Flavors were very reminiscent of Salsas back when I remember it being good (sorry, I've had three bad expereinces there in a row and just can't justify going back)....goat cheese, yams, mushrooms, that yummy salsa they put on top of everything. Yes, it is a ton of food, and yes it is a mass of flavors and textures on the plate...but I love that. Each bite is different and each delicious in its own way. I just wish the avocados had been ripe, because I am sure they would have thrown a bit of that on there too. I definitely recommend Chorizo, especially if you like Salsa's.

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