Restaurants & Bars 5

La Taqueria Mexicana

Dax | Feb 28, 2005 09:32 AM

Stopped in this Union Square joint (near the Independent) Saturday for a taste of their brand of Mexican. I ordered the two taco plate, one with chorizo and potatoes and one with pork, which came with rice and beans. Also ordered one tamale and an order of chips, salsa, and quacamole. Finished the meal off with some home made Tamarind juice. About $12 total.

The tacos were pretty good, but not up to Lupita's standards in my opion. They were not served with a lime or sauce, which is my preference. The chorizo and potato mix was really bland, I prefer my chorizo tacos without the potato which was just filler. The pork taco had tons of shredded pork in it, which was quite good but sort of bland and not exactly carnitas or al pastor style. The beans and rice were excellent, the perfect mix of refried beans that were not soupy but not too solid either.

I realized I am not a huge fan of tamales. I don't think their version was bad, it's just not my thing.

Chips and salsa. Good thick fried chips, a generous portion of relatively freshly prepared guacamole, a verde salsa and a tiny container of picante. The picante was excellent with some kick, I ordered two more to take home with me.

I'll be back to this place to sample some of the other offerings. The menu is large and I was watching them grill the chiles rellenos as they prepared my order. I want to try those and the enchiladas sooon.

There are about 8-10 tables in there, but it seems mostly takeout. No one else came in when I was there for about 30 minutes Saturday around 5 PM.



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