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La Abuelita

chris o | Nov 21, 2002 03:03 PM

The York Blvd. saga continues. La Abuelita is the one in the little corner just east of Ave. 50, with "rico menudo" painted on the outside. The name of the restaurant is only on the wooden folding sign on the sidewalk outside, subtitled "Grandma's Place". Due to it's size (it's basicly a hallway with a kitchen in it), I was a little hesitant, but decided to get it out of the way.

First thing to note is that the place is amazingly cheap. Carne Asada or Carne Adobada are each $3.99, and they're the most expensive things on the menu. I went for the Adobada with caliente sauce. Really good. Not quite as good as at La Abeja, but maybe that's not such a bad thing--I didn't feel like I was insulting the meat by putting it in a tortilla with some tomato and avacado slices. The sauce was brick red and very hot, but not to the extent that it was unpleasant. Eaten alone (with a bit of tortilla dipped into it) it had a slightly bitter tinge, but not detectable when mixed with the meat.

By the way, the Yucatan place who's name I couldn't remember the other day was La Villas Durango.

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