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Apr 28, 2008 05:11 PM

Aqui es Texcoco Now Open / Chula Recon

Yes, we have another borrego specialist in town. Aqui es Texcoco specializes in the Mexican lamb and was first opened in 1990 in Tijuana.

They have been open for 3 weeks on their Broadway location. You may remember me posting on it before.

They are a bare bones take away operation - but there are several tables inside for dining there. Owners are funny and super fiendly.

The place is perfumed by lamb - you could be blindfolded and enter the restaurant knowing what was served.

As soon as the owner showed me the immaculate maguey leaf wrapped lamb, I was pretty overjoyed. i saw the pancita too which can order as tacos too.

>>Simple Menu<<
-Meat, rib, pancita, head
>Hard tacos
- "
>1/2 order [160 gr] lamb bbq
-consome, tortillas
> Order [250 gr]
- "
> Kilo
> LAMB HEAD (Yes you chowhounds are gonna get this with me! only 13.50)

Beans pint
Guac and nopales
Nopales pint


Rolled Tacos

Zuc flower

Aguas frescas

Aqui es Texcoco
1043 Broadway

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  1. k r--have you been put on earth to torture those of us who live in culinary wastelands? What a menu!! On the other hand, that menu sounds better than what you encounter in Texcoco itself.

    1. OMFG.... you are torturing me homeboy!

      !!!!!maguey leaf wrapped lamb!!!!!
      Highly specialized.
      Pancita, Lamb rib tacos....
      Huitlacoche, Mushrooms, Squash Blossoms, Nopales

      Now THAT is an authentic Mexican menu. Where is that clueless guy that keeps asking for "truly authentic" Cal-Mex taqueria stuff, now?

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      1. re: Eat_Nopal

        Eat, we're going to have to request that the moderators somehow prevent kr from inflicting such unnecessary pain on the rest of us!

      2. haha - you guys need to come to san diego. The biggest post I think in the California board history was "san diego restaurants are bad" what a bs lie that was.

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        1. re: kare_raisu

          So KR - Have you tried it out, how was it? Or am I going to have to march down there and check it out this weekend?

          1. re: KirkK

            Payday is tommorow! Only if you let me come down there with you so we can share the lamb head!

        2. I think that I like Aqui es Texcoco better than El Borrego. I went today for a lunch of two tacos - one of pancita and the other of maciza as well as a cactus salad.

          No, they do not have homemade tortillas like EB but man, the meat of the beast is extradordinary.

          I pronounce their cactus salad the best rendition I have had outside of my house. No slime, thinly sliced strips, minced serranos that make you tear in happiness.

          The pancita was incredible! If you able to handle liver or pate you should order this. The soft flesh was rubbed with an adobo chile rub of sorts that cooked into the meat. What a interesting new taco experience.

          I think that in a head to head standup against EBs barbacoa- Aqui es Texcoco would come out champion. Just enough juice, lamb flavor, tenderness, and maguey ghost.

          They offer two salsa a green 'que pica' as well as new favorite salsa to add along Sabor de Acapulcos Guaje/Guajillo/Pepita > a Salsa Negra made of Chile Pasilla.

          So good was this salsa, I asked for some to go - something I have never done. Apparently, Salsa de chile Pasilla is the sauce to go with your Bajio Mexican lamb.

          The 3 guys working there are intensely friendly - I think they may know english though we communicated only in spanish.

          Go eat some lamb.

          2 Replies
          1. re: kare_raisu

            That is right true Pasilla + a touch of honey.... is Mexican lamb's best friend.

            1. re: kare_raisu

              I did 'Go eat some lamb" this afternoon. You are right on the money, again.
              I had pancita taco and they were the absolute best I've ever had. The salsa was simply dynamite. The place is very clean. WOW, excellent. I want to accompany you on your next foray...

            2. They have the best barbacoa, I have eaten only in the Tijuana stand but i'd like to try the chulavista one this weekend...

              4 Replies
              1. re: wicho

                I tried to find the location of the Tijuana one on the net but could not find it....where is it located?

                1. re: kare_raisu

                  Hi,,,the location of Aqui es Texcoco in Tijuana,,is close to the border,,,5 min only. Is next to EL PARQUE DE LA AMISTAD,,,behind the Carls Jr in the main blvd in LA MESA DE OTAY....Only asked someone about the Location of the park and you will find it.....You will love it to.

                  1. re: anajuncal

                    i already eat in chula vista and it's so fu... GOOD