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La Mexicana 3 - Pontiac / Auburn Hills, MI

Markcron Jan 10, 2012 10:29 AM

I've been eating at this place 2-3 times a month for the past couple of years, so thought it about time I did a write-up on it.
For me, this is the best taco place around, but I'll admit to not trying all that many places.
La Mexicana 3 is located in a strip mall on North Perry, just south of Pontiac Road (next to a Secretary of State office).
I'm not really sure if this is Pontiac or Auburn Hills, probably Pontiac.

I almost always order three tacos (pastor, carne, chorizo = pork, steak, sausage). They also offer chicken and beef tongue tacos.
Sometimes I'll also get a chile relleno.

The tacos, to me, are "done right."
They come with the meat, onions and cilantro, on a double corn tortilla. Slices of lemon on the side. Also a red sauce and a green sauce on the side.
Todays steak taco was a bit grizzly. The pork was excellent, and the chorizo is always my favorite - not overly spicy, just a little spicy.
Every table gets a basket of chips, and some homemade salsa. The salsa is a bit spicy, probably medium or just above medium on most scales, and includes tomato, chunks of onion, jalapeno, and cilantro.

Give this place a try if you are in the area.

The attached super mercado is full of mexican food ingredients, and the meat counter has tripe, feet, etc.

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    VTB RE: Markcron Jan 10, 2012 06:21 PM

    Nice write up and I love the pics. Thanks Markcron! Don't feel short changed if I try to get away with a "+1" affirmation after I (soon) try it. :-)

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      GrueLurks RE: Markcron Jan 11, 2012 12:35 PM

      Looks and sounds like they have cleaned the place since I last stepped foot in there about five years ago. It used to be really dirty in there, and more than a few times we spotted bugs crawling around the kitchen area. I'll make a stop in this week to give them another chance. Carnival Market has been getting my dollars and is even closer to my office.

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        christyar RE: Markcron Jan 12, 2012 12:58 PM

        They have another location at Telegraph and Dixie. On weekends the pull out the BBQ and smoke meats at the Perry location. I love me Carnival market!!! They hook me up all the time...amazing salsas. They have special menus on the weekend too.

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