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Betsypaige Jun 19, 2009 04:49 PM

It appears that Philly has a bunch of really good Taquerias, esp. around the Italian Market. I'm thinking that it might be interesting to try a dish at one place, then another at another, and so on. Of course, my eyes are always bigger than my stomach and I don't know how much I'd actually be able to eat, but.......in any case. What would be the best taquerias in the Market and what are your favorite dishes there?

Thanks!

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    LisaPA RE: Betsypaige Jun 19, 2009 06:32 PM

    I love the Taqueria Veracruzana at 9th & Washington. All the tacos are great and usually what I order, but there's a dish called choriqueso wih steak, chorizo and cactus that's really good. I've tried a few other places, but this is still my favorite.

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      Betsypaige RE: LisaPA Jun 19, 2009 08:19 PM

      Lisa, thanks! Chorizo and catus? That sounds interesting - I've never had cactus before. Sounds like something I need to try!

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      berbadeerface RE: Betsypaige Jun 22, 2009 01:25 PM

      Los Taquitos de Puebla, which I discovered recently, has a whole section of "grisly bits". I had the lengua and the mixed cow's head tacos. My friend got a sandwich as big as her head. They also have wonderful horchata. In fact, now I'm salivating so I may go there tonight!

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        Bigley9 RE: berbadeerface Jun 22, 2009 01:29 PM

        try the cowboy beans

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          berbadeerface RE: Bigley9 Jun 22, 2009 01:37 PM

          I tried, but they were out! Next time...

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            Betsypaige RE: Bigley9 Jun 22, 2009 05:29 PM

            Are those like refried beans?

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              Bigley9 RE: Betsypaige Jun 23, 2009 06:17 AM

              No, they are beans with various pork bits

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                Betsypaige RE: Bigley9 Jun 23, 2009 03:28 PM

                Yumm, thanks! I will make a point to try those, then

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            LPhila RE: berbadeerface Jun 22, 2009 03:26 PM

            tacos al pastor at Los Taquitos de Puebla are killer!

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              berbadeerface RE: LPhila Jun 22, 2009 04:08 PM

              Yes they are! Somehow I forgot I got one of them as well!

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              Betsypaige RE: berbadeerface Jun 22, 2009 05:28 PM

              I think I'll avoid that section, lol.........I love horchata, though. Thanks for the tip! If you go, I'd love to hear what you had (unless it's the lengua and cow's head......)

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                berbadeerface RE: Betsypaige Jun 22, 2009 06:35 PM

                I decided against going tonight, because I'm having a big Ethiopian meal tomorrow night so I went with a light dinner tonight! I suggest you try it though, offal or not...

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                  berbadeerface RE: Betsypaige Jun 23, 2009 05:55 PM

                  I went tonight. My girlfriend and I shared the cowboy beans, a beef and chorizo sandwich with avocado, and a huitlacoche quesadilla. All were huge, fantastic and perfectly washed down with horchata. Bill came to $25. Go!

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                    Betsypaige RE: berbadeerface Jun 23, 2009 08:10 PM

                    Yum! I'm going to go on the Saturday that I'm in town, when I check out the Italian Market. In fact, that beef/chorizo sandwich sounds fantastic - maybe I'll have that myself. Everything sounds so good.....

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                      berbadeerface RE: Betsypaige Jun 23, 2009 09:47 PM

                      Great...let us know what you think! Here is the menu so you can get planning... http://philadelphia.menupages.com/men...

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                        Betsypaige RE: berbadeerface Jun 24, 2009 05:40 AM

                        wow, what a terrific menu. - thanks for posting! My mouth is watering already, lol

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                mazza3 RE: Betsypaige Jun 23, 2009 06:58 AM

                la lupe. any platter, any taco (except the al pastor aren't always it), any anything. :) but the service is soooo slow. am not a huge fan of el jarocho, though a lot of people like it there.

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                  Betsypaige RE: mazza3 Jun 23, 2009 03:28 PM

                  Thanks - will add this to my list!

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                  micreynolds RE: Betsypaige Jun 26, 2009 12:05 PM

                  Plaza Girabaldi on Washington (between 9th and 10th) is my favorite.

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                    Betsypaige RE: micreynolds Jun 26, 2009 05:49 PM

                    Yet another one to add to my list, lol - thanks!

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