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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Taco Report: Amy's Taqueria Jalisciense on FM471...

Is it just me or did that Amy's Restaurant on FM471 (Culebra) just east of Cliffbrier get a new paint job and a new sign?And where was I when they added the Taqueria Jaliscience to the name?

My wife and I were out doing some garage sailing the other day when we decided to stop in for a quick taco, and since I am physically unable to eat food without taking pictures of it, I figured I share a brief report.Amy's has been in this area for quite some time, and though I know we have stopped in before, it has probably been a few years at least. The place looks the same as I recall; wide open, colorful and festive.

I had my standard array of tacos. I always get (if available) one Carne Gusida with cheese, one chorizo & egg and one country & egg - country referring to country sausage which refers to Kielbasa. The first thing we need to discuss here is the flour tortillas. Home made (or in this case, made from scratch in the restaurant kitchen) are a must. These babies came out looking just right.
My only complaint would be that they must have been made way too thin because by the time I got to the second taco, they were breaking apart. This is not a good thing. Yes, I had a fork to finish things up with, but a flour tortilla should only break when you rip it apart. But they tasted great.First up, the carne guisada with cheese. Very tasty, not the best I have ever had, but certainly worth the price of admission. Thankfully, I was able to consume it without any tortilla breakage, or we may have had a messy situation. Would I order it again? In a heartbeat. Next, the country & egg. Good sausage and the egg was not over cooked at all. I could easily get fat on this.I should mention the verde sauce at this point. When our waitress brought out the salsas, she mentioned to my wife in foreign language that the green sauce was extremely pica. My wife looked at me and made mention of this fact to me, to which I nodded. I can understand much more of the Spanish talk than they give me credit for. So of course, I gave the country & egg a thorough dousing of the verde and began my assault on the taco. I then quickly turned three shades of red and began drinking the water. Smokin'! And exceptionally awesome.By the time I got to the chorizo & egg, I am happy to report that it was still steaming hot. That is a good thing. Look, I know this stuff is not good for me, but I limit myself to tacos of this nature to maybe once a month these days. How can you live in San Antonio and not just love choriza and egg on a fresh flour tortilla? Granted, I want a flour tortilla that doesn't break, but still, this was some yummy stuff.So wrapping up (no tortilla pun intended), this was an excellent breakfast treat with only a slight tortilla failure on two of my tacos. Thankfully, silverware and napkins are provided at no additional cost. Also, I thought the coffee was excellent. Our total cost for my three tacos and my wife's two? Less than a ten spot. That friends, is a Tasty Treat for Amy's and whatever she wants to call her restaurant these days.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Next time ask for for some spare tortillas, so you can wrap it around the outside and effectively double bag the ingredients inside.

Anonymous said...

Double bag the ingredients? ha ha ha That is too, too cute!!
Lydia

yellowdog granny said...

don't you love good taco joints...? we have a little mexican rest. in west...but it's not mexican mexican..it's like central mexico mexican and man is it good...her green salsa is the best I have ever eaten outside of new mexico...

Maureen said...

Man, I took a load of grief on C-D for saying Amy's was good......they are a true hole-in-the-wall and I have never had anything bad there. I would say sorry that you had the Charmin tortillas, but with the carne guisada and cheese oozing out, that's a bit too gross of a visual. ;-} Good vittles there, though.

Louis Campbell said...

I've been gone from my beloved San Antonio since April 2001 (moved to the D/FW area 'following the job') and nowhere up here can I find tacos like you can get at any hole-in-the-wall place in SA.

Also, up here, you don't get the tortillas that toasty ANYWHERE. I have to do take-out and toast the tortillas here at home and then they become too crispy.

Dave said...

Charmin tortillas

Geeze, they were thin but not that thin!
I've been gone from my beloved San Antonio since April 2001 (moved to the D/FW area 'following the job') and nowhere up here can I find tacos like you can get at any hole-in-the-wall place in SA.

Man, that's roughin' it.

Anon E. Mouse said...

I had noticed the name change and decoration change, plus the new graffiti on the side, a couple of weeks ago.

gwrober said...

Doesn't Amy's change their paint every few weeks or so? They've done that for as long as I can remember...

frankvw said...

I ate here tonight with my family. Very good tacos and the waitress was nice (talked to my wife in Spanish since she spoke very little English). We were there around 6PM and the only folks in the restaurant. I wish them luck as the new management and cook are much better than the previous restaurant.

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