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Tacos El Paisa [or El Gordo whimpers] SD


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Tacos El Paisa [or El Gordo whimpers] SD

kare_raisu | | May 20, 2008 10:03 PM

Uno de Buche
y el otro de Asada.

Taquero springs into action; motions to hearty feminine counterpart to press out two discs of masa.

Flames. Steam. Sizzle.

I take my seat on the patio under cool foggy skies. Light is starting to dim. Banda Sinaloense pierces the silence of the air. I like it.

I am presented with a Mexican Thali of accoutrement. Damn, I spend 3 dollars and they offer an exciting array of 3 salsas, heavy avocado sauce, escabeche, sliced radishes, cukes, and limons all to myself.

>Cukes are lovingly blessed with essence of lime.
> Best Zanahorias en Escabeche I have had outside of the Fallbrook El Tigre. Likely better. Thick cut soft carrots, visible lacing of floral mexican oregano, bright green jalapeno halves still wonderfully slightly crisp. Deep flavor to this escabech.

All the veg makes me feel better about my coming red meat and pork throat/neck. :^)

Young girl arrives bearing tacos to my favorite Chalino on the radio. Draw drops on inspection. Grilled crisp rectangles of bite sized asada. If looks could kill, the buche would have done me in. Greaseless, beautiful little hunks of literal golden meat. Very Generous portions for 1.55 taco.

"FORGET EL GORDO," my tastes buds gritan [scream]. I wrapped my mouth around that rustically formed softer than lips tortilla and bliss.

Carne Asada -- I want you to find better.

Buche -- Gawd...I started having flashbacks to the pork jowl dish of Laja. The texture! The perfect smokiness, essence of pork. Haha, I've never used this word but -- this is the orgasmic taco. lol.

I ruin myself on this quest.

Tacos El Paisa
3069 National Ave
San Diego, CA 92113

>>Masa Assassin - I bow down before you for leading me to this place! Please forgive me for forgetting to order the rompope agua! I cant believe I didn't. If you can - will you please share your pictures of the restaurant?