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Taqueria Mexicana

Doc | Aug 11, 200303:14 AM

I've been wanting to try this little place in Terrytown ever since Brett Anderson reviewed it in the T-P several weeks ago. (I really think he is getting better -- he has nearly stopped using disgusting phrases like "a chunky slick," and seems to understand the context he's working in a little more clearly than he did at the beginning of his tenure. He's never going to be Calvin Trillin, but I admire any writer who strives to improve his work.)

At any rate, I was expecting a hole in the wall, but the Taqueria Mexicana is a cute little place decorated with paper streamers and bells and (oddly) children's costumes. I had the posole, a spicy, red, deeply flavored stew of tender pork chunks and hominy that's only available on weekends. Chris had the chicken mole, which he liked but I thought tended too far toward the bitter side of the mole equation. They also claim to have barbacoa (the delicious, rich BBQ made from a cow's head) on weekends, but it wasn't ready yet. We were the only gringos in the place, which I always take as a good sign, but there was no language problem and everyone was friendly. Our bill came to just over $20. I'll be visiting this place again soon.

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