Busy week, so I was looking forward to the weekend. So was this sinus thing I have. Pow! Knocked me on my butt Saturday. I actually went out Saturday morning with Chayce for some biscuits and coffee but by the time I got home I was wore out. I cancelled anything I might have thought about doing for the day and sat on the couch to sweat it out. Shelby decided to run out for a while while I was being useless.
By the time Shelby got home later that evening we were both starving. She picked up some steaks but mentioned we could also go to El Taco Loco. I love El Taco Loco so of course it was a no-brainer. I bundled up and we drove across the boulevard to one of the local's favorite Tex-Mex spots.
One thing we love is the endless supply of chips and dip you get at these places. I still can't figure out if that's a good thing or a bad thing. If we come for dinner I usually get the Carnitas. Slow braised chunks of pork that end up a little crispy on the outside and flaky on the inside. You also get great refried beans and rice. Shelby loves the street tacos. We had to get margaritas while were there too.
My starter with the carnitas is a avocado salad. An avocado is mashed into chunks and tossed with lettuce. A light vinegar based dressing sprinkled over it and the whole thing is delicious. I don't know how they cook the carnitas exactly, but it's so good. I know it's braised in oil for hours. It's platted with refried beans and a nice rice. I always finish the beans and rice and will usually have carnitas to take home.
Another thing I like about this dish is the roasted Spring onion and jalapeno pepper. I divvy these up with every bite I take, I like making sure I get a good balance of flavors when I'm eating this stuff. It's serious business!
Shelby had two tacos: carnitas and ribeye steak. They're topped with shredded cabbage and you have sauces you can use. Both fillers are seasoned and cooked perfectly. We finished our drinks and headed home full and I was feeling a little cozy.