Friday, September 07, 2007

Make You Wanna Smack Yo' Mama

I just had what was quite possibly the best meal I have ever had. A brief history: I was recently introduced to yet another FANTASTIC hole-in-the-wall Mexican food joint here in Waco, Taqueria Mexicano #8 (no idea where the first 7 are, but whatever). Looks like a dump from the outside (as any good Mexican food place should), but on the inside is a wonderland of culinary delights. Best Mexican I have had, period. And I'm a life-long Texas resident, and we know our Mexican (not to mention the different between Tex-Mex and Mexican).

Anyway, this was my second experience at this restaurant, and has made me lifelong customer. I ordered two Tacos Al Pastor (marinated pork soft tacos) off their wonderful (and CHEAP!) a-la-cart menu. The pork is very, VERY thinly sliced and marinated (apparently in angel tears), and served on corn or flour tortillas (GreatMoose's note: pork should ALWAYS be served on CORN tortillas), topped with cilantro, onions, and limes. Squeeze the lime over the pork, add a dash of salt, and you have the best tacos on the whole freakin' planet. Oh, and they're only $1.40 a piece!

To finish of this perfection of the taco, my friend, coworker, and resident latino Jesse suggested I get a marzipan. Now, I've had marzipan before, but it was NOTHING like this. This was essentially finely crushed peanuts and confectioners sugar, mashed into a little disc. And it was UNBELIEVABLE.

So, if you need a good Mexican place to take some out-of-town friends, or just need something GOOD to eat, go to Taqueria Mexicano #8 in Waco (or could actually be in Bellmead, not sure), and feed your face. You will NOT regret it.

1 comment:

Joshua "Doc" Wible said...

Your words of mexican food delightings makes my stomach of emptyness very longing for much food to partake with.