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Los Abuelos (Ossining ) impresses me again

Big_Salad Dec 16, 2011 04:57 PM

Best tacos I've had. Great rice side dish too. The salsa is amazing: red in one small cup/green in the other, not too spicy and very fresh. Other places I've been to that deserve an honorable mention are:

Los Gemelos - Port Chester
El Charrito - Greenwich/Stamford Border
Bar Taco - Port Chester
Little Mexican Cafe - New Rochelle

Bar Taco gives you some very interesting salsa cups, but man are they hot! Kind of pointless to someone like me because I think the juices are fresh, so why kill the flavor with all that chili?

Los Gemelos' red salsa tastes like it has tequila in it and El Charrito's seems to be a cream base, but I could be very wrong about both.

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  1. Nancy C RE: Big_Salad Dec 17, 2011 06:57 AM

    Glad to hear this - haven't been to Los Abuelos in awhile (been on a diet and have lost 40 pounds since May), but I'll make a point to get by there soon. The family who runs it is so very nice, and the food always enjoyable.

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    1. re: Nancy C
      Big_Salad RE: Nancy C Dec 17, 2011 09:15 AM

      Yeah it's not exactly low on the carbohidratos

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      vinouspleasure RE: Big_Salad Dec 17, 2011 02:05 PM

      interesting, it's about 10 mins from our house but I'd rather drive to port chester to Los Gemelos. To me, their home made tortillias and carnita outshines Los Abuelos tacos (which are very good). What type of tacos did you have?

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      1. re: vinouspleasure
        Big_Salad RE: vinouspleasure Dec 17, 2011 02:46 PM

        Most recently the carnitas, but I've also had beef steak, grilled steak ($2 more, must be a better cut), and al pastor. What's your opinion about the salsa? I think the Los Abuelos recipe is far superior. Also their rice is cooked just right.

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          weedy RE: Big_Salad Dec 17, 2011 10:54 PM

          Salsas (meaning sauce) are supposed to be added to spice and flavour food up... without chiles, they're 'salad'

          I'm turned off when they are dumbed down to American tastes

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            vinouspleasure RE: Big_Salad Dec 18, 2011 07:54 AM

            honestly, I didn't compare the salsas and I don't know much about the differences btw salsas. I was focused on the quality of the meat and tortillas. I thought the LG carnitas was much richer and satisfying and I'm a sucker for homemade tortillas. But believe me, I'd rather not drive to port chester so based on your recommendation, I'm going to give LA another try.

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