Looking for some solid Mexican food without the wait? How about something to satisfy those post-run or post-bar munchies? Boy do I have the place for you. And yes, it’s time friends to graduate from the days of Taco Bell and into the real world.
The discovery occurred a couple weeks ago when I went to support a college friend of mine in her beginning improv performance. She had taken a 8-session course at the well-known Upright Citizens Brigade and so kindly invited me to attend the final performance. After the show, I met up with her and the rest of the group and we all went out to celebrate.
After a round or so of beers, we realized it was time for some lunch. It was almost 2:30pm, yet no one (besides myself) had eaten all day. As any wise individual knows, drinking on an empty stomach is a no-no. So we set out in search of food and found ourselves at El Diablito Taqueria.
While this appears to be the one and only menu (less choices = better cooking, right?) They are more than happy to customize your order. I loved how vibrant the colors were on the interior of the restaurant, how unassuming it would be from a simple glance from outside.
Some people either continuing their buzz or drinking the Mexican brews simply to feel thematic with their meal. From what I could see the only beverages offered were that of Mexican beer or Jarritos, the flavorful Mexican sodas.
My friend Michelle’s torta – a sandwich filled with guacamole, beans, cheese, lettuce, and your choice of filling
I practically grew up eating Cal-Tex-Mex 4 or 5 nights a week, so my view of Mexican food is a bit distorted. However, I guess you could say I am also pretty picky about my Mexican food coming from California.
When I go out to eat, I look for something that I can’t necessarily make at home, something that overflows with flavor, and something that will leave a lasting impression.
This divine creation certainly hit all three of those categories. The Huarache was something I had never encountered and thus obviously something to order. It was a corn flat bread (thicker and spongier than a corn tortilla) and topped with black bean puree, chopped lettuce, crema fresca and your choice of filling.
For a little under $9, I left quite content and honestly ready for a nap in the spring sun.