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Que le vaya bien! Eat Nopal Farewell crawl


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Que le vaya bien! Eat Nopal Farewell crawl

kare_raisu | | Jul 30, 2008 11:57 PM

Once I heard my best friend, Eat Nopal was exiling himself to the worst place imaginable, Hawaii - I knew I wasn't going to let him go without an all day gluttonous feast on the best Mexican food the bay area has to offer.

So I flew up from San Diego and today was the day of the epic SF-Mex crawl.

>>Yucatec in the Mission<<

We tried to hit up Poc -- Chuc only to find it closed on Weds. - so we walked two more blocks over to El Maya Yucatan. I am really glad we did end up - as what we ordered was much to our liking. We had 4 tacos;

* Relleno Negro - I am trying hard to think if I have had a better version of this burnt black recaudo based turkey and pork meatloaf dish. I can't. The sauce tasted alive - and fresh. You can taste the burnt chiles - but its a delicious burnt flavor similar to a good char on bbq meats. I am willing to bet the black paste used was recently homemade - all other verisons I have had taste distant -like they were made from an old paste shipped from the peninsula.

* Relleno Blanco - Quite good overall - the turkey meat was moist and delicious. I yearned for some capers and green olives but they were not to be had.

* Carnita - we ordered cochinita but got these little fried pork pieces which were very good with the above avg. pickled onions.

*Poc - Chuc - The best taco of them all. Great thin charcoal grilled and sour orange marinated pork with a thin black bean puree. Go and get this!

The tortillas here are also wonderful - light supple white corn that in part made the meal

Here are some pictures of El Maya Yucatan [until I can upload some of my own!]: