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Albondigas Soup


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Albondigas Soup

Dennis | Oct 26, 2000 10:18 AM

Hello Chowhounds,

Has anybody had a good bowl of Albondigas Soup lately?

I fell in love with this soup about 20 years ago at an authentic Mexican restaurant that used to be located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, named the El Sombrero. It was a family run restaurant, and they would even grow their own chiles. After 25 years of business, however, they decided to pack up and move.

Their Albondigas Soup was sensational, consisting of a deep rich stock with spicy meat balls, Spanish rice, onions, peppers, and I forget what else. All I can tell you is that it was delicious.

However, although it was always on the menu, it was not always available. The chef would not allow the diners to have it, unless he was satisfied that it met with his personal satisfaction.

Unfortunately, I have not had a good bowl of Albondigas Soup since this restaurant closed. I have tried many "attempts" at a number of Mexican and Southwestern restaurants, but each and every one of them was a pitiful disappointment when contrasted with the Albondigas Soup at the El Sombrero in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Has anybody here had a good bowl of Albondigas Soup lately? If so, then where?


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