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3rd Time at Chorizo - Good Cali-Mex in Asheville

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We decided to try Chorizo for lunch last week - with hour-long waits at Tupelo Honey and Early Girl at 2:30 mid-week in Asheville, it seemed like the next best option. We had been there for brunch twice before - the first time excellent, the second time not-so-much, so I was curious to see how lunch would pan out. We asked to start with the table-side prepared guac but the waiter shortly came back over and said that the avocados were hard as rocks. We settled for chips and salsa - the salsas were very fresh, and the cips were just OK. They are not your typical store-bought, extra-crispy tortilla chips...I think they are the fresh corn tortillas deep-fried, so while in theory this seems like it woudl be better, in actuality they are a bit chewy and difficult to eat. I had huevos rancherso (breakfast is served all day), my husband and dad had a lamb burrito, and my mom had a chicken crepe. All were HUGE portions well priced at arounf $7-8.

Flavors were very reminiscent of Salsas back when I remember it being good (sorry, I've had three bad expereinces there in a row and just can't justify going back)....goat cheese, yams, mushrooms, that yummy salsa they put on top of everything. Yes, it is a ton of food, and yes it is a mass of flavors and textures on the plate...but I love that. Each bite is different and each delicious in its own way. I just wish the avocados had been ripe, because I am sure they would have thrown a bit of that on there too. I definitely recommend Chorizo, especially if you like Salsa's.

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  1. I'm a big fan of Chorizo's and think the lunch is one of the best values in town. They've definitely had some new restaurant brain farts but seemed to have ironed them out.

    1. I have had mixed results at Chorizo. Are they still serving the SAME boring salad garnish on every plate that leaves the kitchen?