Tried this place with a group of friends on Saturday at about 7:30 and we left at about 9:30. No other patrons came into the restaurant during this time. This is sad with so many other restaurants operating in the city who can't even butter a piece of toast properly.
The standard chips and excellent salsa tray were delivered promptly. One green and bright with cilantro, chilies and possibly tomatillo, one orange and roasted and one brown and roasted. I'm sure it's been said here before, but you can typically use the salsa as a good indication of what's to come for the rest of the meal.
The four of us split the sopes as an appetizer, ordering one of each carne asada, chicken and chorizo and a al pastor one on the side for another member of our group. Filled with great tasting meat, the masa boats were a little tough but still tasted good.
I ordered the rabbit adobado style. Excellent flavor and not dry. Plenty of spice and heat and a side of rice which should make most Mexican restaurants cower in the corner with shame. Two in the group ordered the enchiladas Mixtecas with salsa verde. Simple and bright sauce and shredded moist chicken. Side of beans with the right amount of lard was served on the side.
Thanks to everyone who has posted on this place in the past. The quality of the food and the price made it well worth the trip.
Taqueria La Oaxaquena
3382 N. Milwaukee
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