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In search of a better Carniceria, Westside

Sassille | Oct 17, 2005 12:28 AM

--its just not easy being a homegirl living on the Westside. I love going to the Taqueria Sanchez on Centinella so I decided to try the Carniceria Sanchez at the recomendation of one of the cooks. The tacos are so delicious at their little restaurant, I thought it would be a great idea to do some carne asada at home.
Not such a good idea. The meat quality was OK for $4.99 a lb. But chowhounds don't quibble about price. Its the quality, right?
Well... this asada was nice and tender, but drenched in salt!! I could barely taste the marinade. Ok, I eat a lot of salt. I put it on evertything. But this was just about inedible. I scrambled it up with eggs in the morning to try to cut some of the salty flavor..but it wasn't worth going back to the market for more of the same.
I also tried the chorizo. For $2.99 a lb. its a hefty price to be so loaded with grizzle. They do it in a course grind. It wasn't too greasy, the flavor was ok, but seemed to rely on ordinary red pepper flakes more than chile. -think I'll just have to continue to make my own until I find something better.
Guess I'll try some other local carnicerias in the neighborhood and see if they fare any better.
Just wondering... anyone tried the little place on Sawtelle 2 doors N of Washington?

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