Jim Leff mentioned this place in a past Chow Alert. He said he had a good feeling about it. His chowdar was on the money. The name has changed from Taco Loco II, which is what he called it.
Went in last night for just a snack. They have bouche (pork tripe), a favorite of mine. I ordered up a bouche taco. The nice woman who waited on us seemed taken aback by my order and asked if I was Mexican. I replied in my extremely poor Spanish that yes, in my heart, I'm Mexican. She got it.
They serve crispy tortillas when you first sit down, with refritos underneath and sprinkled over with cheese. Good! Two squeeze bottles of red and green sauce are on the table. Fresh tasting, but I can't swear they're freshly made.
My taco was really good, my companion's two tacos (chicken and pork), ditto. The tortillas are fresh, supple and layered double for each taco. Tacos are 1.50 each.
The menu is extensive. Much more investigation is in order. They have posole and menudo (more tripe) and an intriguing seafood offering called Caldo de Almeja (clam soup). The combination platters I saw at the next table were overflowing with food.
We were the only customers not speaking Spanish. This place is small, maybe 8 tables, with an open kitchen. I'd be interested to hear more from a hound who really knows Mexican food.
I hope some of you will try it.
485 Main St., New Rochelle
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