¡Taqueria Mi Mexico! ReduxMay 10, 2005 · psu · 2 minute read
Food and Drink
Since we live there part time now, I thought it would be fitting to provide a bit more commentary on the new Mexican place in Squirrel Hill. The Big Picture
Go there, now.
Some Extra Details
In our previous episode, Pete recommended the chorizo, barbacoa (goat), tripas (tripe) and lengua (tounge) tacos. I can vouch for these recommendations and add that the longaniza (spicy sausage), carnitas (roast pork), and cabesa (cow’s head) tacos are also yummy.
As nice as the tacos are though, three other items in the place stand out as my favorites.
First, the green salsa that they set out has evolved to be a truly fantastic condiment. It is a hearty mix of tomatillos, green chili peppers, cilantro, onion and maybe just a bit of avacado used as a thickener. Spicy without being overly hot. Thick and rich without being too heavy. It’s perfect.
Second, the tortas are really good and are possibly an even better value than the tacos. You can get tortas with all of the same fillings as the tacos. In addition, they come topped with onion, avacado and jalapenos, and the whole thing is squished between thick slices of fresh bread. My favorite is the chorizo. It seems to strike the best balance, and the spice from the sausage really makes the bread taste good.
Finally, Jarritos Lime Soda. Yum. Too bad they’ve been out of it the last two days.
So there you have it. Go get some.