Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Los Cuervos

March 11, 2014


Taco Feature: Carne Asada - 2

J's comment > not bad, very flavorful, but chewy and hard to nip off just a bit of one piece of the beef; you end up dragging the whole piece out when trying to break it off and have to gnaw at the whole piece in your mouth

(clockwise from top)

Cochinita Pibil: Classic Yucatecan pulled pork, pickled red onions - 2

Aguacate: Lightly battered avocado, corn and black bean salsa, jicama slaw - 2

Choriqueso: House-made chorizo with melted cheese, onions and cilantro - 2

J's comment > not bad, but not wow; La Taqueria's Carnitas still takes the taco when pitched against the Cochinita, and the avocado whilst deep fried very well, still needs a lil som'n som'n

Atun Tostada: Seared tuna, crispy leeks, avocado and chipotle crema on an open-faced crispy fried six-inch tortilla - 2

J's comment > fish fresh, loved the avo, felt a bit like eating a crispy Mexican pizza; the tostada was indeed crispy, if not a bit on the hard side

Tinga de Pollo Tostada: Warm pulled chicken, chipotle-tomato sauce, green onion, lettuce and crema on an open-faced crispy fried six-inch tortilla - 2

J's comment > first pulled chicken for me... not sure I'm a fan of same

Quesadilla del dia: Duck chicharon w pickled jalapenos - 2

J's comment > first duck chicharon for me, not bad, you can actually taste the duck flavor in the chicharon, and quesadilla wasn't just about the cheese although there's quite a generous amt in it; nice balance in the centre, but the filling doesn't reach all the way to the edges so you're left w quite a bit of wrap at the end.

(clockwise from top)

Lomo Cantinero: Cantina-style slow-roasted pork shoulder, pineapple pico de gallo - 2

Suadero: Beef brisket marinated in achiote and beer, with pickled poblano pico - 2

Alambre: Bison skirt steak, bacon, melted cheese, onions and peppers - 2

Flautas: Crispy rolled tacos with duck and sweet potato filling, feta and chipotle crema - 2

J's comment > crispy, but more potato filling than duck

Churros w cajeta - 2+

J's comment > very airy, yet has substance; nicely done

Sauces - 2

J's comment > all quite spicy; use w caution

Anejo tequila - 2

Fidencio Clasico Mezcal - 2

J's comment > really Really REALLY smoky

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Labels: kingsway, mexican, taco

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