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Taqueria Traspasada's Goat Consomme

G Wiv | Mar 26, 200311:05 AM

Only a scant 10-months after Seth first posted about the goat consomme at Taqueria Traspasada, I had a chance to give it a try, delicious. It wasn't for lack of trying, when he first posted I stopped by on a Thursday, but they had changed to weekend only on the goat dishes. The goat consomme was very rich with tender defatted pieces of goat meat, a few garbanzo beans and a deliciously spicy broth. The broth was a deep red color, flavorful with Mexican peppers, maybe ancho, pasillo, guajillo or a combination. Actually, the pepper blend might be entirely different, that's just my guess.

The consomme, as is the menudo, is served with a basket of cilantro mixed with onion, limes and toasted whole red peppers to crush into the broth. Taqueria Traspasada has, in addition to tacos, tortas etc, a number of weekend specials all of which looked quite good. Thanks for the recommendation Seth, next time I will try to get there a little sooner than 10-months. I will link to Seth's original Taqueria Traspasada post.

By the way, Taqueria Traspasada is next door to Carnicerias Guanajuanto, a Mexican grocery with an excellent selection of fresh meat and a so so fresh produce selection. They also have carnitas, chicharron and a counter where they serve tacos, tortas and horchata. On the weekend they have barbacoa, menudo and posole. My favorite tacos at Carnicerias Guanajuanto are the tongue (lengua) and barbacoa.


Taqueria Traspasada
3144 N California
Chicago, IL 60618
Open 7 days

Carnicerias Guanajuanto
3140 N California
Chicago, IL. 60618


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