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Delicias Elenitas visit

patrick | Dec 22, 2001 02:19 PM

On the way to Orr Hot Springs last Wednesday, Holly and I stopped in Santa Rosa with the vague hope of finding the Delicias Elenitas taco truck on Sebastopol Road.

The pambazo god smiled upon us, for the truck was there, and so were the pambazos. I ordered a pambazo and Holly got the torta cubana. The pambazo this time was not a pambazo de tinga (beef "stew"), as before, but was a sandwich filled with potatoes and chorizo, which Jim L referred to as "choripapas." It was delicious: more delicate than the beefy version, and, thanks to a generous hand with fresh herbs, had an aromatic and curry-like flavor.

The torta cubana also did not disappoint, and in fact was the closest to perfection that we've found so far. D.E.'s version of this sandwich involved ham, roast pork, american cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sliced pickled jalapenos. It is the combination of meat flavors & textures, the mellifluous "umami" of the cheese, and the bite of the pickled chiles that really makes this sandwich work for me.

So, another wonderful visit to this truck. Melanie Wong wrote a definitive guide to taco trucks on Sebastopol Road, and I've included the link below.



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