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If I had to eat at El Torito again...


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If I had to eat at El Torito again...

nja | Oct 30, 2006 11:56 PM

...I'd get the "Mexico City Tacos" again.

Mind you, I was really perplexed by the presence of shredded cabbage (on a fish taco, sure, but here?) that I had to pull off, and the factory corn tortillas were especially thick and rubbery, and the three different meats (carne asada, pollo asado, carnitas) all tasted so much like each other that it took me a while to tell which was which, and that what they tasted most like was al pastor, and that the beans and rice on the plate weren't worth eating, and that the whole thing cost three times what the same three tacos would cost at a truck. But the meats themselves were actually fairly tasty and had a respectable lingering spiciness. The overall impression after finishing was that it was like eating mediocre taco truck tacos, which may not sound like praise but it was far better than the disgusting Corporate-Mex that I remember from that place.


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