Tuesday, June 30, 2009

El Tapatio

After my doctor's appointment and buying some new crutches, it was bordering on 3 PM. I did not want to go home and fix something because I have been doing that for about 2 weeks now. Most of the plate lunch places are closed by then but a few independents stay open through the afternoon. Pho Tien is one but I did not want to go across town. Another is El Tapatio just around the corner from me. I did not want the usual stuff. Too hot for carnitas and I was spiced out from Donald Links rice dishes so did not feel like Coctel de Camerone. I did want shrimp but not the fried Chimichanga. I finally decided. I first went with a favorite of mine Chile Rellenos. Looking at it you would think it is stuffed with beef or chicken, not. Here it is about the pepper with a cheese accent. A stick of cheese not too much stuffed in the pepper and then fried with an egg white batter served with El Tapatio sauce. Perfection. The pepper today had a little spice just enough to excite the taste buds

I decided on a Shrimp Quesdilla. Marinated shrimp griddled with green bell pepper and onions then put in a flour tortilla with cheese and griddled again served with sour cream, tomato and lettuce.
A peak inside after I slathered it with sour cream. The shrimp were tender, juicy, and flavorful. This made for a lovely light repast. I left quite sated and happy

I consider this the best Mexican restaurant in town and they are busy busy even without an alcohol license even though they are trying again.


Niki said...

Where is this place?

Arthur "The Bear" Hebert said...

2624 Highway 14/ Gerstner Memorial

Just south of the Burger King. There is a tire store between them and the cigarette store is just south.