acting on a tip from a certain 3 initialed poster, my wife and I headed down to Taqueria Chorritos last week for Tepache, which I was told was a kind of homemade pineapple "beer" common in Jalisco. Very light on the alcohol but high on the flavor, tart, a little sweet with nice pineapple and other flavors coming through, We really enjoyed sucking a couple down. When it gets a little hotter, I'd like to have quite a few of these.
It's a very small, cozy diner/greasy spoon, a few seats at the small counter and a couple of tables
To go with our drinks, the veggie had a chile relleno taco and I initially ordered a wall special of corundas with pork in salsa rojo, however I was told that were out of the rojo, so I changed to an order of the chicharron in salsa verde. While we waited for the food, I was presented with an "amuse-bouche" I hadn't seen before a little bowl of fried crispy chile de arbol. Chips and salsa were on the table, but were fairly unremarkable.
The chicharron (a little more gelatinous than I like but honest, home cooking) arrived with a nice order of beans, a serving of rice a little spoonful of guacamole and 5 or so corundas they had thrown in, I think because they were out of my original order. My wife and I really enjoyed the chewy masa with the salsa verde, crema and queso fresco sprinkled on top
For all this I got change back from a $10.
As we were finishing up, the cook came out from the kitchen to check on us, gruffly asking Esta Bien?
Maybe Richard will chime in on the items he sampled and give the history of tepache
6404 N. Devon
(under the great old hamburger and chili sign)
open 24 hours