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El Chile and La Barbeque - Must visit!!

kedda | Jul 16, 2014 10:42 AM

El Chile

Have visited this restaurant 3 times over the past 8 years.

First the drinks. The El chilango margarita is outstanding. A blood orange looking drink with a solid amount of tequila and a spicy pepper rim. Made to perfection each time with no swing in quality. A must have if you come here.

The Chile Relleno was just the right amount of spicy. Easily could distinguish the complex taste that resulted from the combination of the pepper, the ranchero sauce and the achiote pork. Delicious!

The enchiladas verdes were also very good. Good crunch on the enchilada, deliciously rich verde sauce and solid rice and beans.

Cool patio, near downtown and good consistent food.

La Barbeque

Cool place, live music every day, killer brisket.
We had to wain in line for around 40 minutes. Unfortunately, I cannot review the pork or beef ribs. I can review the 3 sides (slaw, potatoes, beans), the pulled pork and the brisket.

The sides are fantastic. The slaw had a nice spicy heat and was not overly creamy. Very good. The beans had some brisket pieces in it but was a little too heavy on the black pepper. The potatoes were good but again, I felt a little bit peppery.

The pulled pork was delicious, moist and not fatty. Very good smoke taste, seemed to have a nice finishing sauce but nothing to overpower the taste of the pork.

The brisket was ... I dont know I dont have words. I didnt know you could do that to a piece of meat .I had brisket at Blacky, Kruez, etc and nothing came close to perfect this brisket was prepared. It melted in your mouth like butter. My wife doesnt like brisket but even she couldnt stop eating it.

Must visit, Get there early and tell me about the ribs!

El Chile Cafe y Cantina
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