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Tongue tacos, menudo, birria, pozole in Bham

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Tongue tacos, menudo, birria, pozole in Bham

G200 | Jan 6, 2008 06:32 PM

Having recently moved to Hoover from Atlanta, I find myself frustrated by the lack of real Mexican "fast food". You know, the food you might buy at a street stall. I imagine there is a Latin market with a counter in the back that serves Mexicans and the few gringos who are willing to try something a little more out of the ordinary. How about tongue tacos, pozole verde or rojo. birria. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks. By the way, I'd like to recommend a place called D's Tamales to Go for, you guessed it, tamales. I made the 30 minute trip to Hueytown to buy 3 dozen. They are not Mexican or Central American tamales, but rather the Mississippi-Arkansas tamale. I spoke to the proprietor about his business and his technique. He ties his tamales in bundles of three, although they are wrapped in corn husks. (Many Southern tamales are actually wrapped in a type of paper.) Like Southern tamales, D boils vs. steams his tamales. The masa to filling ratio was ideal, and they were very moist. I wasn't crazy about the chicken, as it has a cajun seasoning. The owner mentioned that he is from Louisiana.

Thanks.

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