I admit it; I’ve become more of a Mexican food snob than any gringo should be. But there it is. So I certainly don’t go to Torero’s (800 W. Main St.) very often–not even when I have cravings for ridiculously cheesy enchiladas (those times, I go to Las Palmas and Don Cecilio’s). But I recently checked out Torero’s because I had heard they have an “authentic Mexican” menu on weekends (did everyone else know this already?). It wasn’t bad!
The menu (which is all in Spanish) included empanadas de pescada (fish), sopes (al pastor, pollo, and asada), caldo de camarron (shrimp soup), mojarra (fish), menudo (tripe soup), birria (meat stew), quesadillas, and huaraches (al pastor, pollo, and asada). Plates that include rice and refried beans range from about $6 – 9.
Both the empanadas and the sopes were better than anything I have had at Torero’s before, and made me more than willing to go back to check out some of the other weekend dishes. Neither were super exciting though–the pork was not very spicy and the fish was a little fishy. Still, the more decent Mexican food options the better, as far as I’m concerned.