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La Marqueza Upper Darby

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La Marqueza Upper Darby

rumdrinks | Mar 24, 2006 08:59 AM

Went to La Marqueza last night for the first time, having only discovered it on a trip to the new HMart (which is awesome, by the way).

La M is tiny, parrot green and homey. About 10 - 12 tables. Menu small but, i think, good. The big downer was that there was no guacamole due to bad/unripe avocados - hey, better no guacamole than nasty guacamole, I always say. Started with a taco al pastor which was fantastic. pork was wonderful. they've also got lamb, lengua, carnitas, pollo, and maybe one or two other. I had the enchiladas - three of them - chicken, pork, and steak - all very good meat and well seasoned if only a teeeny bit dry - and also asked for red and green sauce. However, I was surprised by the flour tortillas. :( I thought enchiladas were traditionally corn? Red sauce was good, green a bit too tart, and the rice and beans fantastic. We brought Cuervo and they brought frozen margaritas to us to which we added the love, but, it was from a basic bottled mix (and not fresh like the sign said). I'll forgive them. I'll also forgive that the waitress (not the one that took our order) delivered our dinners to the table next to us....we watched it all going down, but the table next to us didn't seem to speak much english (and us, no spanish) so we waited for waitres # 1 to come out and see what had happened, which she did, and just brought the plates to us. In any other place I might have been upset, but it clearly wasn't an issue in a place so relaxed and homey.

I'd go back.

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