Like most taquerias in the area, Taqueria Mi Pueblo has weekend specials so I figured it was a good time to head over to east Durham.
Mi Pueblo has the works – tacos, tortas, corn-based quesadillas – and the weekend specials include soups and special meat options. Just for comparison’s sake, I tried a carnitas taco, and since it was Sunday, I went for a barbacoa de borrego (mutton barbecue) taco and a massive bowl of caldo de camaron (shrimp soup).
The tacos were every bit as good as they look. I don’t eat a lot of mutton, so all I can really say is that it was good, but the carnitas taco was phenomenal. Some of the best I’ve ever had. I regretted putting a tiny bit of salsa on the carnitas because the meat was so amazing on its own.
…and that’s the shrimp soup. The broth was spicy and rich, and the shrimp were huge, but honestly I could not handle this. I can do lengua and cabeza, but totally intact shrimp, feelers and all, were too much for me. I only ate about three of them. However! If you like shrimp and don’t mind dissembling them, then by all means.
Mi Pueblo is tucked away in a corner of The Village, at the intersection of Holloway and Miami, past Lowes Foods. It’s not quite as clean as some other taquerias in the area (currently riding an 86 sanitation score) but the tacos are phenomenal.
Taqueria Mi Pueblo (map)
Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm
Friday: 11 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm