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Taqueria Sanchez review

Sasha | Aug 22, 2005 04:07 PM

Having followed the various taco truck and stand posts on this site for a while, we ventured over to this place on Saturday. It had gotten rave reviews, and I was excited to try it. Our experience was mixed. Some things delicious, some nothing to write home about. Fortunately, nothing truly appalling. To the fans out there, what do you order????

We ordered 3 tacos: asada, carnitas, and al pastor. A fish burrito, platter of chicken taquitos (for the little one), and horchatas for the table.

The far and away winners were the asada and carnitas. Deliciously seasoned, spiced, the carnitas was almost stewed in a fantastic medium spicy chile/tomato (?) sauce. Fantastic. Wished we had gotten more. Also great were the horchatas, very refreshing, and a delicious guacamole that was gratis at the salsa bar.

Not as good - pastor was dry, overcooked, and had little flavor to it. The taquitos were overfried in my opinion - very hard crunch shell and filling, texture-wise harder/crispier than the chips even. The fish burrito was maybe the biggest disappointment, because I was expecting more. The fish used was fairly bland in flavor, stewed rather than fried, as the burrito dripped at least 1/2 cup of liquid while we were eating it. The only other things I could sense in the burrito were some avocado and lettuce, which were warm, not cool as they should be to add contrast, and the effect of the entire was too subtle. It needed a lot of salsa to taste like something.

Altogether though, not complaining. The tab was only $16, thereabouts!
Also, I'll be back for more of the asada, carnitas, and also to try the shrimp, the chorizo, the tamales, the gorditas, etc etc.

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