I don't always have the best timing.....more than few times I've sat on photos of meals, only to have places close, burn down, change owners before I even have a chance to do a post. Heck, I even did a post on one of these places. The Missus and I had gone to El Charco, the shop that opened in the place of Birrieria's la Guadalajara twice right after they opened. I decided to wait on doing a post until I went a few more times.....you know me, I often will wait until a few visits before doing a post. Anyway, guess what I saw on my last attempted visit.
Which I found kind of strange since they've been open less than a year....I hope they truly are closed for a remodel......though peeking through the glass revealed that everything looks the same.
Anyway, here's a very abbreviated post.
The place created some nice buzz, since Paco Perez, the owner of the very successful and popular Aqui es Texcoco was a partner in this venture with the owners of a small chain of taco shops in Mexico City.
Many of the items we tried were on the salty side. Our favorite item by far was the Al Pastor, which hit all the right salty-sweet-porky notes for us. It was right up our alley.
The other tacos we tried ranged from good...the Missus loved the chorizo....and the huitlacoche quesadilla was not bad.
The Villemelon was a salty mess...the chiccharon brought nothing to the taco. The chuleta ahumada; smoked pork chops was also way too salty, being almost bitter.
The Missus really did like the tortilla soup, though.....
The Chicharron de Queso looks quite dramatic and we enjoyed it at first. After a while, it became too much of a good thing.
The Alambres is also quite a bit....the Missus hardly put a dent in the one She ordered with Chorizo and Pastor.
We do hope they renovate and reopen as the place displayed some promise to us.......
El Charco Mexico City Style Tacos
1310 Third Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91911