Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tacos Al Pastor 2 (San Jose, CA): Nachos with Carnitas
1. When you have really good meat, it's a whole different experience. Take the awesome carnitas on these nachos for example. Big, tender, flavorful chunks of pulled pork and plenty of it made me devour this entire plate without even thinking about it. Some of the best meat I've had anywhere. When the meat sucks or is mediocre, he whole experience becomes nothing more than a way to fill your stomach. When the meat is this good, every bite is pleasurable and you hope your stomach never fills up!
2. This may be silly, but the fact that this place had a mascot, "El Taquito" and the character that add's to the dining experience makes a difference to me! It means that the owners didn't just open yet another taqueria, they took the time to create something extra to be remembered by. Give me an El Taquito sticker - I'll stick it on my window!
Rating: 4 out of 5
Rating Notes: These could have scored higher, but the miniscule amount of cheese that had cooled to the point that it glued the chips to the plate plus the lack of sour cream and pico de gallo made these a bit dry overall and hurt the rating. Thankfully, that could be easily remedied by some customizing of the order.
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