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Camino Real next to Source Theatre

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Camino Real next to Source Theatre

Harlan | Nov 14, 2003 10:10 PM

Before a show tonight we had dinner at this little Mexadoran place next to Source Theatre. Tables, a bar, and a high-volume jukebox. An almost entirely Latino crowd, mostly guys hanging out with their friends. And--an appetizer worth having: clams and mussels in a rich peppery broth. Slightly gritty, unfortunately, but we were really startled by the flavor. We also had a decent ceviche.

My main course was the Huasteca platter, a sirloin cooked perfectly medium rare with Chihuahua cheese melted on top. ([Chihua]hua Steaka platter, get it?) Oversalted for my taste, but it brought out the flavor, and the meat was very juicy. Really good refried beans on the side, and a light, limey lump of guacamole.

By the way, I was on my own for dinner last night and swung by Pollo Campero on Columbia Pike. No wait. My reaction is pretty much what Joe H.'s was. The chicken is juicy, with a thin coating, not like the one you get from deep frying. And the beans are notably good.

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