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Central Ave. NE... our Upright Meat Street


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Central Ave. NE... our Upright Meat Street

JimGrinsfelder | Apr 23, 2014 09:29 PM

Not too long ago, the only place on Central I could reliably get real meat (not Gyros meat-like-food-product-cylinders) cooked on a vertical spit was Filfillah.

Then a year or so ago, along came Maya Cuisine and their itty-bitty 1/4 size vertical spit for pork Al Pastor.

This week, I stopped in at Holy Land and they had real shwarma going (don't go early, it won't be ready until 12-12:30).

And today I hit El Taco Riendo and, whoa there missy, they had a full-size Al Pastor going that looked really good. And when I got a taco of it, it was ... AMAZING! Juicy, well flavored, tender, carmelized exterior bits mixed in...Get yourself to El Taco Riendo for the Al Pastor. Tacos are the purest form, but it's good in a burrito too.

So now there are 4 places on Central NE, 3 of them in the Broadway to 22nd stretch to get Upright Meat in tortillas or pitas.

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