Is Guisados really that great?
I don't know.
Does anyone actually eat the chili toreados taco? I found it to be a pointless exercise in heat for heat's sake. No flavor really, just lots of heat. Not, for example, like the sumptuous grilled habenero salsa at Chichen Itza, which deeply rewards you for your efforts.
I keep giving Guisados more opportunities, but nothing ever really wows me. The tortillas are ok, but a bit on the stiff side. The stews just don't distinguish themselves enough.
Does anyone else feel it's too gimmicky? Or overrated?
Seems to me like I prefer the tortillas, fillings, and overall experience much more elsewhere.
Maybe I'm just ordering the wrong stews? (Clearly the chills were just off-the-charts-wrong...but maybe someone really does like them?)
I ate at Colonia Taco Lounge, and things were at least a little better in terms of balancing of flavors in the tacos. Maybe more effort is going there these days...
Which location did you go to? I've heard there's been some variation of quality at the Sunset location.
As for me, I really enjoy Guisados. But then, I only get two things there. The shrimp taco (full size) and a stolen chicken tinga taco from the hubby's sampler plate. Both are balanced, tasty and I'd make the drive just for them.
Have only ever been the Boyle Heights location.
idk, maybe the textures are just not my preference, or maybe I just like meats as opposed to stews.
Maybe I haven't tried enough of the vegetables.
Guess I'm just not sure what others see in them exactly, at least that is good enough to be worth going out of the way for.
I quite like Guisados but agree the perfect exercise in heat is the habanero salsa at Chichen Itza. My word it is hot and fruity and fantastic.
Agreed. Went to the sunset location and got a sampler, GF got shrimp tacos. Unimpressed. Not bad, but not worth the drive.