Had a chance to go to Tres Carnales on Rice Howard Way last night.
Arrived about 6pm. The place was completely full with a reasonable lineup. Tough to score a table, but it's a pretty casual place so people tend to get in and get out fairly quickly.
They had a variety of items on offer in either taco or tora format (apparently a torta is a sandwich). The following choices are the ones I remember:
marinated skirt steak
Carnitas (pork shoulder)
Al Pastor (skewered marinated meat, in the same rotating spit style that a Donair would be but of course flavoured totally differently)
Rajas con crema (poblano peppers, corn, and crema
Chorizo (spicy Mexican sausage)
For drinks they had Mexican Jarritos pop, agua de horchata, Mexican beer, and pitchers of sangria.
They did have a few sides/non-taco items such as chips with salsa/guacamole, soup, Mexican rice.
For $10 you get 4 small tacos. I think it's good value at that price.
Not sure how authentic it is since I've never been to Mexico but the flavourings were definitely more along the Mexican line than compared to mainstream North American "Mexican" places like Taco Bell etc.
I will definitely be back. I had the Al Pastor and now I can't wait to try all the other flavours.
If anything my only compaint was how busy it was! It's not a place where you'd spend an hour eating your meal but literally people were hovering over you for tables. Maybe they had a sudden rush because the Street Performers festival in Churchill Square had just ended early due to the downpour...
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