1720 Blanco Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78212
(Review based on visit that took place in June of 2018. Copious notes were taken at the time.)
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704 E. Pioneer Pkwy.
Arlington, TX 76010
Los Pastores Restaurant
- Meat: a well-balanced mix of smooth and honeycomb cuts, cooked to the perfect degree of tenderness.
- Hominy: as I asked for extra hominy, the hominy to meat ratio was slightly more than 1:1, but I personally like it that way.
- Broth: perfect level of saltiness and a bit of a spicy kick, not too watery, but not too thick. Slightly on the greasy side, which I prefer. (Probably from the fat that melted off the several small pieces of pork “pata” bone that were left in the broth for flavor.)
- Toppings: automatically comes with lime, onion, and jalapeño, but they were happy to add cilantro** (SEE ADDENDUM AT THE BOTTOM); the portions were just right.
- Tortillas: homemade flour or corn, soft and fresh; if bread is more your thing, they do that, too.
- Availability: any day of the week.
- Price: $7.95 for the medium and $9.95 for the large. The small for $6.95 is also available on Saturdays and Sundays.
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4327 S 1st St #101
Austin, TX 78745
- Meat: mix of smooth cut with lots of the honeycomb cut, although some pieces seemed overcooked and soggy
- Hominy: great ratio to meat (1:1)
- Broth: tasty!
- Toppings: cilantro, limes, onion, and jalapeño were all available, however the cilantro portion was rather skimpy; upon request for more cilantro, it was mostly stems
- Tortillas: nothing memorable
- Availability: any day of the week
- Price: $8.99 for a bowl (one size only)
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2316 South 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704
El Tacorrido Sur | South Austin
- Meat: smooth and honeycomb, a bit on rubbery side
- Hominy: yes, but hardly enough
- Broth: greasy
- Toppings: cilantro (too any stems), limes, and onion (you may be able to request jalapeño)
- Tortillas: mediocre
- Availability: weekends only
- Price: $4.50 for a small bowl / $6.50 for a large bowl
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500 W. William Cannon Dr.
Austin, TX 78745
- Meat: Yes, and lots of it, but honestly, after finding a hair in the bowl, I lost my appetite and wasn’t willing to see if it had both the smooth and honeycomb cuts.
- Hominy: None! Not even upon request!
- Toppings: Cilantro, onions. No lime or jalapeños, not even upon request.
- Tortillas: Pretty good! I think they should stick to making tortillas.
- Availability: Call for availability.
- Price: $5.50 for a large-sized bowl (small to go $4 / large to go $8)
Although it was all right and not as bad as I was expecting it, as it was only my fourth time to try menudo, I was highly disappointed by the lack of pozole (hominy). At some places, it’s true, you do have to request it. But they had none whatsoever. It wasn’t even an option! Continue reading “Menudo in Austin, Texas: Tortilleria Rio Grande #2”