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newton grove/dunn: taco rico (longish)

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newton grove/dunn: taco rico (longish)

HeelsSoxHound | Jun 6, 2006 06:31 PM

just got back from a weekend in which i helped to spell my fiancee in chaperoning 42 hs freshmen at the tail end of a 2 week service trip. lots of migrant camps down there. anywho, on the last night, to commemorate the experience, we had a big authentic mexican feast. since i was tired after two days, and my fiancee had been there along with two other adults for the duration of the trip, we decided to order out said feast instead of cooking it ourselves. at the advice of the mexican employees of the ministry where we stayed, we decided to go with taco rico. boy were we glad we did. absolutely fantastic tacos a la diabla, with really well made salsa verde(read: lots of great acidity from lime and tomatillos, good use of cilantro, and nice strong heat). beans were a touch runny, but i think they were probably trying to stretch them a bit--which, with 42 14 yearolds, probably isn't a bad idea. excellent rice, with some garlic and cilantro mixed in there as well. very good chicken flautas--nice light crispy texture on the casing. also really enjoyed both braised chicken and barbacoa. came with lots of nice veg accompaniments, lime wedges, xtra cilantro, and onion--all without asking. i wanted cabesa, but was overruled by my fiancee, who predicted i would be the only one eating it... probably right in hind sight. overall, we fed almost 50 really hungry folks to the point of bursting for about 7 dollars a person with a twenty percent tip. really excellent. it's a bit of a drive, and kinda in the middle of nowhere, but well worth it--easily competes with super taqueria, miranda, and don jose.

on another note--just had milltown's poutine... great flavor, but i've got to concur with the texture issues. peace out.

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