Just as I was about to declare a 'draw' in the taco battle between Mi Pueblo and La Batalla (both on Washington Ave) Mi Pueblo has officially changed hands to become a second location of Englewood's El Paso. More hard work for me, it seems...;)
I've reported on La Batalla before, and their Mexican-style tacos are still excellent. (For some reason I've gotten the Americanized version with the combination platters, so keep an eye out for that.) The quality of the fillings is what sets them apart- the cecina, lengua, chorizo, and carnitas are all very flavorful standouts. (For the record Mi Pueblo had them beat with the accompanying salsas).
From the looks of it El Paso II will take the same format as its predecessor- a grocery in front and a casual restaurant in back. La Batalla is more of a diner.
The battle continues, and we in the area are the luckier for it...