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[MSP] Chowdown Report, Lake Street Taco Crawl, Minneapolis


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[MSP] Chowdown Report, Lake Street Taco Crawl, Minneapolis

The Dairy Queen | Mar 25, 2007 04:22 PM

Today, an adventurous pack of ‘hounds and their chowish friends investigated four taquerias on Lake Street in Minneapolis, all between 2nd and 4th Avenues. We’d divided the Lake Street taquerias up into 3 clusters, but were only able to cover the East-most cluster before we got too full and spent out our shared kitty (into which we’d each thrown $10.00.)

Gorditas El Gordo (between 2nd and 3rd)
~tlaycoyos de frijoles (beans)
~empanadas de pollo (chicken)
~huaraches de chicharron en salsa verde (pork rind in green sauce)

Las Tapatias Cafeteria (in the International Bazaar at 301 Lake Street)
~The group didn’t order anything, but a couple of ‘hounds ordered some beverages they may wish to comment on.

Pineda (@ Clinton)
~platillo de chicken tinga (plate of tinga-style chicken)
~tacos de chicken pica (spicy chicken)
~torta (BBQ pork)

Cocina El Mexicano (@Clinton)
~camarones a la diabla (devil style spicy platter, prawns)
~gorditas de frijoles y queso (cheese and bean gorditas)
~cecina (“Mexican style beef jerky”)
~chips & guacamole

Taqueria La Hacienda (@ Fourth)
~pastel de tres leches
~cebollitas asadas (grilled onions)
~torta de carne asada
~alambres al pastor
~quesadilla de chorizo

Thank you to everyone who attended today—as always, your adventurous spirit and enthusiasm was much appreciated. We’ll have to explore the next “cluster” of taquerias in a Lake Street Taco Crawl Numero Dos.

For those who are interested, here is a link to the chowdown announcement.


Photo #1
Gorditas El Gordo

Photo #2
The huaraches and tlaycoyos at Gorditas El Gordo

Photo #3
The menu at Gorditas El Gordo

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More menu at Gorditas El Gordo

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