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Best machacado?

Winehole23 Jun 8, 2008 06:05 PM

Machacado was one of my childhood faves at El Mirador in SA. I've had a range of pretty good to god-awful here in Austin, but nothing yet that quite lived up to my memories.

Any suggestions, y'all?

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    ieathereforeiam RE: Winehole23 Jun 8, 2008 09:47 PM

    my favorites are curra's (w/mole) and amayas (w/white cheese)

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      Philly369 RE: Winehole23 Jun 9, 2008 02:28 PM

      Hands down, the machacado at Habanero cafe on Oltorf between S.1st and S. Congress.

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        ieathereforeiam RE: Philly369 Jun 9, 2008 04:35 PM

        i'll have to check that out. i love the rest of their stuff.

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        televiking RE: Winehole23 Jun 9, 2008 06:11 PM

        Second Curra's, but with borracho salsa. Also Angie's, which has bigger chunks than I'm used to, but flavorful and plentiful and on awesome tortillas.

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          platinum RE: Winehole23 Jun 10, 2008 07:48 AM

          Another vote for Habanero.

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            weeds RE: platinum Jun 11, 2008 09:00 AM

            borrego d'oro (not spelled correctly). congress & ben white. spicy and delicious.

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            stephanieh RE: Winehole23 Jun 14, 2008 09:21 PM

            I didn't know what machacado was, so I looked it up. The dried meat, egg, tortilla combo sounds yummy, but I have an issue (it's my issue and I'll own it) with peppers. I don't like them, so sometimes a Tex Mex dish will sound really tasty to me, but turns out the meat has been simmered or cooked inextricably with peppers and even if I manage to separate them, they've left flavor behind, making it hard for me to enjoy the food.

            For the places mentioned, are any of these "pepper-free", or could be ordered that way? How do these places serve the machacado? I noticed a couple of sauce options (I usually love mole). Curra's was the only place I found online, and the menu wasn't as descriptive as I'd hoped. Thanks!

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              chucklesmcfarland RE: stephanieh Jun 15, 2008 06:33 PM

              I've never experienced machacado with any sort of heat, that's just not how it's prepared, any sauce should come on the side.
              Just think of it as shredded beef jerky but very moist, it's best scrambled with eggs IMO.

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                stephanieh RE: chucklesmcfarland Jun 15, 2008 07:16 PM

                Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I'm definitely going to try it!

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