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La Corneta questions, from one who doesn't get it...

susancinsf | May 28, 200506:39 PM

Cross between questions and a gripe: I had an afternoon snack yesterday at the La Corneta in Glen Park, two tacos al pastor and a Senorial..which leads to my question(s): why do the hounds like this place?

I've eaten only from the Glen Park branch perhaps four times, and in the past my orders have all been take out, picked up by hubby or others. I've never been enthusiastic, but have heard lots of positives, so I decided I should go order for myself and try the food there, figuring maybe it was just the takeout or hubby's ordering that wasn't so great.

Not so. I still don't get it. Could it be that the Mission Street location is a lot better than Glen Park?

Tortillas were steamed (will they grill them if you ask?), so of course they fell apart. The al pastor was served from a container steam table style, but there must not have been much steam, because it was cold. To make matters worse, the orering system there is such that my tacos were made, and sitting lined up behind the counter, for a good five minutes or more(getting colder), while I waited to pay behind someone who was having a large order to go filled, requiring much packaging, all being done by the cashier rather than by the cooks who were way ahead of her. A system where one pays first, or at the very least where someone other than the one cashier packages to go orders, would make much more sense.

Tacos came with salsa; no cilantro, no onion. They would have come with beans too but I managed to stop them before they added them. The al pastor was mildly spiced, with a fair amount of gristle, nothing special. They do give you a lot of chips with your order, and the chips were decent.

At Cancun the tortillas are always grilled, the meats are hot, one pays when one orders...So why do many hounds seem to prefer La Corneta?

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