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Taqueria Poblano: duck carnitas

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Taqueria Poblano: duck carnitas

bacchante | Nov 8, 2005 02:12 PM

So, after Marty's recommendation, I persevered with trying the duck carnitas at Taqueria Poblano. Last night, we had success. It was very tasty and and juicy. One complaint I had been having was that it was always pretty dried out and therefore with not much taste. The meat was pretty dark and rich tasting. I would guess most of it was thigh meat, with a lot of it from the bone. A plus in my opinion.

We also noticed that the tacos al pastore were better than usual--also much juicier than we've had there (Lee Hwy location) before. The first few bites of the fish taco was nice and crispy, too.

We noticed that they were not at all busy at 8:15. We typically go rather late, but it is usually more crowded than it was last night. While the food has always comes out very quickly, I'm wondering if part of the problem we've been having is that the kitchen is sometimes overloaded--or simply inefficient, and completed plates sit under the lamp too long, with the result being dried out meat dishes and soggy fried fish. If that's the case, I would rather have dishes come from the kitchen when they are ready and not have them sit waiting for accompanying dishes to be completed...

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