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Mi Tierra in Waltham

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Mi Tierra in Waltham

Lisa | Oct 30, 2005 08:56 AM

We had dinner there last night, and loved the food. With the snow on the sidewalk, we wanted a soup to start, but most of the soups on the menu were entre-sized/priced, then we found a corn chowder(Atole de elote) listed with the hot beverages. Muy deliciosa! Talk about comfort food on a wet, cold night!
After that, all the food we ordered came out at once--apps, entres, sides, etc. Which was fine, and just seemed to be the way they serve here. Apps included "guarnachas" which were very tasty and pretty on the platter with shredded red onions on top of four mini crisp tortillas, covered with a hash-like meat topping. Lots of textures and tastes in each bite. Also ordered a "Tamal de Carne" which was a bit bland until you added the dynamite homemade bottled hot sauce that sits atop each table.
For entrees, we ordered the papusas platter--I asked for one each of the cheese and meat papusa, they also have a mixed papusa, which I'll try next time). These are soft thick tortillas, a bit like a small, softer pita, filled and then grilled so they're a little crispy on the outside. Again, delish with the hot sauce. Served with phenomenal black beans, a tasty, slightly spicy vinegary cole slaw, and good white rice. Fried plaintains also accompanied the dish.
My husband's entree was a Mi Tierra special of carne adobado (marinated pork) with a chile relleno, served with rice, black beans and salad. The pork was tender and delicious, the chile relleno, very yummy, and unlike other Mexican Chile relleno's we've had: soft (maybe baked) with more of a cornbread-type coating.
This is a simple, not fancy place. Service seems to be mom, pop, brother and sister. More laid back than attentive, but friendly and fine. There were plenty of folks there, but it was never crowded. An interesting mix of gringos and Latinos.
We took home tomorrow's full lunch of leftovers, and left too stuffed for dessert. Not bad for under $40!

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