~ Totally Undeserving of the James Beard Award

~ Completely Undeserving of the James Beard Award ~

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Real Deal Mexican Meal...

This is a just quick post about a dinner I had when in Yakima on a business trip to a conference. I checked out Yelp for a top rated Mexican spot...well, "when in Rome..."

Antjohitos Mexicanos. An "antjoito" is defined as a street snack. I didn't really scan the menu too much...I was on a limited budget so I wanted the most bang for my buck so I went with 3 tacos.

1 pollo (chicken), 1 carnitas (shredded pork) and 1 carne asada (grilled shredded beef...or maybe grilled beef which is shredded). 

The cool thing about this place is that you don't get one salsa...not two, not three...but 6 different salsas plus some sliced limes.

Like my title said..."real deal"

Here's a blurry picture of them.

From the upper left, clockwise is pico de gallo, sliced limes, a mild salsa, the hot salsa, the medium salsa, a thin avocado/lime salsa and salsa verde.

I was in heaven!

The chips (75¢) were actually 4 crisp, flat tortillas that you break up. Then the trio of tacos arrived...and I was confused. What salsa to use? One bite with each for each taco? Or do I keep it simple? What I did do is try each first with no extra added salsa...then I might be able to tell which make work better.

I didn't help...it was all good, with or without the salsas. The came simple...two 5" soft corn tortillas for each, topped with onions and cilantro...and they didn't scrimp on the meats, they were stuffed. The tacos were $2 each and a $2.50 beer and the chips...I got out of there for about $10. Oh, plus the 2 salsas I bought to-go for $1 each.

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