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La Super Rica mystery

gordon wing | May 5, 200304:09 AM

a few weeks ago I stopped at La Super Rica for lunch....had been there many years ago and was somewhat underwhelmed after hearing many great things about it. this time I ordered a carne asada taco, a bowl of beans, an enchilada with a white sauce and the La Rica speciale? ( a recommendation from the board) the soft taco was absolutely meager - the beef overcooked and dry plus there wasn't much of it (thank you Woody Allen), the enchiladas were moist and creamy with a creamy sauce - bit underseasoned but I added some of the salsa. the beans had some nice smoky overtones from the bacon and were cooked enough (tender) but needed a dose of salt and a llittle shot of salsa fresca, the "special" was very nice but I didn't take very good notes and can't remember what went into it - I enjoyed some of the dishes but I thougt it was overpriced for the enjoyment I got out of my meal....they definitley don't like to use much salt and are pretty light on the seasoning. I know there is a large loyal following out there. tell me what you like there and why there's often a line and even Alias will throw in a line about La Super Rica. (In the SF Bay Area I can get a very good soft taco for one dollar from any number of good taco trucks -I don't mind paying more but I definitely didn't get more at La Super Rica. I'm glad that it serves its fans so well, I'm just a bit mystified ......

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