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El Tepeyac - Yum!

Chili-G | Jan 17, 2005 01:35 PM

Lunched at El Tepeyac yesterday afternoon and it was very good.
The line was out the door, but that was OK 'cause it gave us a chance to talk with the owner. He seemed to know everyone who walked by from the neighborhood, and it was great listening to his stories. Plus he offered us tequila and beer once we sat down (on the house of course). I was the only one who partook but he filled a little juice glass halfway full of Cuervo (it was at least a double) and set it down in front of me with a cold budweiser he poured from a can into a plastic cup. Nice...especially for a place that doesn't serve booze.
But we started with a full order of the guacamole. The waitress asked if we were sure we wanted that much as it's a big portion, but we were hungry so we said yes. Next thing you know they're bringing out a serving platter heaped with guacamole. It must have been at least 6 avocados worth....could have been 8. But it was very good, and spooning a little of the red salsa that they have on every table over the top of it made it even better.
I had the Burrito de Machaca...which was outstanding. Great moist flavorful beef, a few chiles, a little cheese and beans. Perfect meat to other stuff ratio....which to me is a ton of meat (as long as it's good and a little other stuff).
THe others in the party had chicken taquitos and a tostada of some sort. The taquitos and tostada were standard Americanized Mexican fare, each good, but nothing special or unique.
Overall it was a great lunch, the restaurant is almost like a little diner, there's a jukebox, the waitresses have on fun little kitchy uniforms, etc. It's a little pricey as with tax and a sizeable tip it was $45....but I will for sure keep going back.
El Tepeyac
Caesar Chavez and Soto are the cross streets and it's in a neighborhood South East of those cross streets (i think). I just drove around for a few minutes to find it.

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