Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cazuela's (Saratoga, CA): Chicken Nachos with Mole Sauce

Well, this is a sad story and happy story.  First the sad.  Due to some non-business-related reasons, this excellent little taqueria, a long-time standby for my nacho wing-woman, is shutting its doors this Friday (3/23/2012).  I must admit, I initially had some mixed feelings about this.  First of all, long-time fans of my blog may remember that back in  May of 2011 I went to Cazuela's and ordered chicken nachos and was given grilled chicken and "plastic" cheese, neither of which I consider to be excellent nacho ingredients.  Those nachos finished with a so-so score of 3 out of 5.  My nacho wing-woman, being a long-time fan of Cazuela's, insisted that if we went back, they could do better, with real melted cheese and better meat.  She also had the idea this time of custom-ordering the chicken with their vaunted mole sauce atop the nachos.

So what's the happy part of this story?  It was a great call!  As overall flavor goes, these are some of the best nachos I've had so far on my quest.  The mole sauce was fantastic tasting (I'm not even a big fan of mole) and had the added bonus of giving each and every chip on the plate an excellent, savory flavor.  Their spicy chipotle salsa was an excellent compliment to the overall flavor as well.

Cazuela's, you will be missed!

Rating: 4 out of 5
Rating Notes: Could possibly have been the best nachos I've had yet if the chicken was cooked in the mole sauce and the chips had been the homemade fried tortilla type!
Map to location (until 3/23/2012): http://mapq.st/GCXOoH

1 comment:

  1. (This is a test comment) These were pretty darn good nachos! Too bad they're closing!