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Mama Testa redux

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Mama Testa redux

Josh | Aug 25, 2007 09:03 AM

Wound up back at Mama Testa's last night after a longish hiatus from eating there. In the time in between this and my previous visit, I've drastically changed my eating habits. Now that I am eating smaller (some might say "normal") portion sizes at mealtimes, one of the most frequent criticism I've seen of MTs (portion size) seems more a reflection of our skewed American sense of how large portions should be than objective reality.

My friend and I each had a two taco plate, with rice and beans, and chips brought to the table. We split the first basket of chips, didn't eat very many from the second, and ate our entire meals. At the end, we were stuffed, and very happy with our meals.

I had the tacos filled with nopales, oaxaca cheese, and dressed with a red ancho chile sauce. These are easily one of my favorites on their menu. My friend had the shrimp tacos with Mexican cole slaw, and said they were great.

Things have changed there somewhat of late. There was a new guy working, who had us sit at a table and took our orders. Apparently they are changing to table service in the evening, and menu modifications are on the way.

The salsas were as great as ever - especially the one made with morita chiles. I could eat that stuff with a spoon.

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