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Taqueria Coatzingo (76th st.)- Lengua en Salsa Verde

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Taqueria Coatzingo (76th st.)- Lengua en Salsa Verde

Silverjay | May 12, 2012 08:22 PM

A year, maybe more, had past since I made it back to TC. But it's been at least a couple of years since I ordered the lengua (al vapor) en salsa verde. I went back and ordered it the other night and I don't know why I let the time slip like that because this is easily their best dish. The tongue at TC is long-steamed and perfectly soft, succulent, and flavorful. The meat is as fatty and loose as well-braised brisket, but more porous then stringy. You could easily fool someone that this was not tongue if you wanted to though. The half medallion chunks of meat are swimming in salsa verde. I'm crazy for this green sauce, which tastes fresh, herbal, and pleasantly savory- much less tangy than other versions. It's a nice, almost decadent compliment to the lengua. As a plato for about $13, it's all served crammed on a dish with a scoop of guacamole, rice, refried beans, a wedge of white cheese, and a roll of tortillas to sop things up. Perfection. Already thinking about going back again soon.

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