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La Mixteca/Napa... how do I love thee!

RWCFoodie | Jan 14, 2008 05:20 PM

After reading the posts on La Mixteca written so eloquently by both Eat_Nopal and kare raisu et al, when we had to take a quick ride up to the North end of the Napa Valley to pick up some vino at Vincent Arroyo, I managed to convince DH to take a slight detour (not such an easy thing to do) to La Mixteca for lunch (don't you love my run-on sentences!)

Here's a link to recent threads:

All I can say to EN and recently relocated kr is THANK YOU!!! I've not had food from this part of Mexico and now I'm spoiled. When I read your posts about the suadero taco, the duro with cueritos, and the pork ribs (can't remember the rest of it...) I wanted to try them so badly but just couldn't justify taking the ride - what was I thinking! This is a little place but the food is just so yummy. At this point I think that driving up to Napa is totally reasonable just to enjoy these tasty delights.

Armed with my CH printouts, I ordered just 2 of the tacos with suadero (had never heard of this before) and one of the duro ensalada with cueritos, etc. Actually I'm glad that I had the printouts because the duro isn't on the regular menu from what I could see. When I asked about it the young woman taking my order pointed to a sign posted on the wall as you turn to the right from the counter - I believe that it said "Chicharones, avocado, crema...." but I don't recall anything about duro or cueritos - anyway, the dishes were nicely plated and just tasted soooo good... EN: You had me so drooling with your description of this dish! We also had the Chileajo de puerco - also very, very tasty. I totally agree about the red "mole" sauce on this dish, in fact I want to try to duplicate it myself...

My one concern is that this is a little place and with school on vacation that week, it was empty except for us. I hope they do well enough to stay in business and that they keep these items on the menu! Chowhounds who love Mexican food, do your part to keep this little treasure going...

I also ordered the pepino agua fresca which at first tasted too sweet but turned out to be just the right thing to go along with our food. I was pleasantly surprised when my order taker came out with a pitcher and refilled my glass - something I've never had happen before!

I'm so looking forward to being able to visit some weekend for the "specials". Next time we're in Napa...

I know that pix have been posted of the duro before but I just had to add it again...

La Mixteca
2580 Jefferson St,
Napa, CA 94558
Cuisine: Mexican - Oaxacan, Antojitos, Mexican, taqueria

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