As much an eatery as it is a mad scientist’s laboratory, this offbeat spot on the city’s south side features Mexican and American ingredients and flavors fused together to create one-of-a-kind street foods worth sampling if you’re in the neighborhood. Start with the fiery asada chiltepin on street tacos, the green chile beef in home made, jumbo-sized empanadas topped with mozzarella, or the al pastor Montada, a version of the Mexican pizza. Arriving as melted mozzarella cheese between two crispy tortillas topped with more melted mozzarella, salty bacon, jalapeño peppers, and a generous helping of tender, mild, and slightly sweet al pastor, this original creation is pure street food satisfaction.
Sharing my favorite eats of the month from new restaurants, reviewed restaurants, and places I've popped into just because. It's not a countdown, it's a collection. And I hope it inspires. Enjoy.
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El Chiltepin is as much a restaurant as it is a mad scientist's laboratory. Perfect given that Halloween is less than a week away. And at this offbeat eatery, you'll find "treats" consisting of tasty ... More »
El Chiltepin is as much a restaurant as it is a mad scientist's laboratory: an offbeat little place where Mexican and American ingredients and flavors are pieced together to create a parade of Frankenstein-style street food the likes of which the... More »