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Holy cow! Chicken House!

ted | Jul 27, 2003 08:16 AM

Cliff Bostock reviewed the Chicken House (Casa de Pollo) in East Point a while back. Last night, a group of friends and I gave it a whirl. Cliff was right, it was a bit hard to find, especially when there's some seriously nasty traffic on the connector that forces you to take back roads to get there.

But the hassle was worth it. First off, the owner, who also served us, was incredibly nice and helpful. He was determined to make every customer into a friend.

The standards, guac and salsa with chips, were good, so nothing especially new to report there. For entrees, we had chicken mole enchiladas, ribs, huaraches with carnitas, and garlic shrimp. The mole was extremely good, possibly the equal of Nuevo Laredo's. I'd have to have the two together at the same time to really tell. I'm not sure how the ribs were prepared- braised possibly. But they were very extremely tender (well, duh) and came with fresh tortillas and more salsa. We asked for tomatillo salsa, too, and it was a spicier version than I'm used to, but hey, change is good.

I had the huarache, and, although it was different from what I'm used to, I still enjoyed it. The ones I've had elsewhere had a paste of black bean inside a thick corn tortilla. In this one, refritos were spread on top of the tortilla. The topping of carnitas was delicious, with plenty of roasty pork flavor, topped with crumbled cheese and cactus.

Did I mention that the beers were $3? We'll definitely be back there for more.

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