The best carne asada in Soledad
or the cost of good food.
When I first moved to Soledad I began a systematic analysis of all the mexican places in town, specifically to find the best beans and carne asada. One day I was talking about my findings with a group of friends when one of them said, "You missed the best burrito in town, if you willing to risk it." Risk it! Turns out that Pacheco Market has a small counter that serves great food that will turn the average stomach inside out every other burrito or so.
So one afternoon when the wife and kids were out of town I decided to risk it. Walking into Pacheco's feels just like walking into a market in just about any small town in Mexico, it is cramped, very dark, smells of slightly off fish and meat and is crammed full of people all happily lined up to eat at the counter in the back.
I watched for a moment to discover the local rules of the place then stepped up and ordered, in Spanish, and was served a burrito and a side of beans. I took it home, just in case.
The food was very good, just a hair above the second best carne asada in town but still not reaching the mythical flavors of my great uncle's taco stand in Obregon. No effect on the stomach.
Just a note, Pacheco was indicted a few years back for running an illicit pharmacy and packing more than a few weapons. Doesn't effect the quality of the food though.