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Tulcingo del Valle

martylipp Nov 21, 2009 08:29 AM

Hi, all
I'm hoping to try Tulcingo tonight and wonder 1) if it is still worth seeking out and 2) what to order to actually take advantage of the strengths of the kitchen....

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    kiworan79 Nov 21, 2009 08:50 AM

    Yes, absolutely worth seeking out. We live in the neighborhood and love this place! My husband always gets the same thing -- the al pastor burrito. He swears by it. I love the chicken mole or the pipian. Don't think you can go wrong. Also, if you are ever in the neighborhood at breakfast time -- the chilaquiles and huevos rancheros are phenomenal! Enjoy!

    1. guttergourmet Nov 22, 2009 05:08 AM

      tehuitzingo is even better. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/461529

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      1. re: guttergourmet
        a_and_w Nov 22, 2009 07:59 AM

        I never got the love for Tehuitzingo. I used to live down the street from both (though this was several years ago) and would opt for Tulcingo almost every time. Does Tehuitzingo still not serve any grilled meat? Have they expanded their menu at all beyond tacos and tortas?

        1. re: a_and_w
          JungMann Nov 23, 2009 06:01 AM

          My Saturday morning trips to Tehuitzingo are primarily for generous bowls of panita de res in addition to perhaps a taco. There have also been quesadillas including options with huitlacoche for as long as I can remember.

          1. re: JungMann
            a_and_w Nov 23, 2009 07:49 AM

            You are right about the quesadillas. But they still are not a full-service taqueria and do not served grilled meat, correct?

            1. re: a_and_w
              JungMann Nov 23, 2009 08:01 AM

              I think they have enough of what I would expect from a taqueria to qualify as such, but they are not a full-service Mexican restaurant by any means. I don't normally order grilled items, but I'd imagine if they have pork al pastor, they'd have to have a grill, no? I don't have enough Spanish skills to ask, but I think there may also be off-menu specials.

              1. re: JungMann
                a_and_w Nov 23, 2009 08:02 AM

                Yes, if they have al pastor, then things have changed since I knew them. Sorry for any misinformation.

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