Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Taqueria Guerrero

Thanks to Top Chef Masters and Rick Bayless's near flawless performance, I have set out to discover and explore the Mexican (and to a larger extent Latin American) offerings in Nuevo Orleans. First stop: Taqueria Guerrero.

The Canal-Carrollton intersection is perhaps the most diverse restaurant scene in New Orleans. A few Vietnamese spots, some Italian favorites, couple Mexican joints, New Orleans seafood, and Japanese seafood. One can travel the culinary globe in less than four blocks. Situated in that block right next to the Red Door Bar is Taqueria Guerrero. Incidentally, the Red Door Bar is where you buy any beers or adult drinks you wish to consume next door.

The mole poblano platter comes with a half of chicken smothered in a cinnamon infected, gritty sauce, some rice, and refried beans. Normally just a cast off, the refried beans were creamy and delicious. The mole poblano, while difficult to eat, was equally good. At times sweet, other times savory, always satisfying, poblano is a dish I wish we would see more of in these here parts.

A football-sized chimichanga also came to the table. Stuffed to the max with shredded, slow cooked chicken, sour cream, beans, lettuce, cheese, a 1972 January Playboy, and three international calling cards, this fried burrito had it all. Simply outstanding and an amazing value at about $9. One could feed a soccer team with this baby.

Now, dear readers, where else should I go to enjoy the flavors of South of the Border? Leave your comments below. Whoever's suggestion reaps the best meal, wins a free meal there. Excluded from suggestion Taqueria Corona, Not So Superior Grill, and Sorryano's.

Taqueria Guerrero- Birdie.

16 comments:

Shelly said...

Have you heard of Norma Sweets Bakery? It's on Georgia Ave. in Kenner (close to Williams).
It's not a sit-down restaurant- more like a half Central American bakery, half Central American grocery store, but they make an awesome Cuban Sandwich and they also have tamales (That I haven't gotten a chance to try) that are supposed to be great. The people who work there are also really nice.
It's definitely off the radar- the only reason I heard about it is that my hair dressers cousin works there. But I'd love to know what you think of it!

Brady said...

Chevy's Fresh Mex, duh.

Helvetia Homemaker said...

Carretas on Vets... avoid Wednesdays with Julio and Cesar if you would like to actually hold a conversation.

BBD's sister said...

Taco Bell- located on Clearview. I would recommend the new Volcano Menu, to die for.

Cirdan said...

I'd try just across the street from Guererro. It's Fiesta Latina. The breakfasts are good as is the Carne Asada.

Jonathan

Anonymous said...

You need look no futher than Poncho's, now located on Airline, for the most exquisite mexican meal in the city.

Celeste said...

Taqueria Chilangos, on Roosevelt in Kenner
Taqueria San Miguel, off of Severn in Fat City
Taqueria Sanchez, esp for tortas, in multiple locations all over the place
the little blue taco truck near Eagle St. & Claiborne, for a carnitas torta

Donnie Boy Riguez said...

Felipe's young one.

robert said...

"cinnamon infected" Is there a cream I can apply for that?

Seconding Celeste's rec. of San Miguel. They do some mighty fine tongue tacos. Mighty fine.

Caroline G. said...

La Guadalupana! On Broad St, between Banks and Palmyra. The pupusas are terrific, so are the enchiladas and you can't beat the telenovelas on the flat screen. Extra points for the cane sugar coca-colas in heavy glass bottles.

Rene said...

I enjoyed Taco San Miguel, however it followed on the heels of a night out with Bloggle and as such I dont think my palate nor stomach was amped to be there.

Yes, DPR, there is a cream for that its called Cream of Waaaaa

flojindamesa said...

Taqueria DF taco truck on Jefferson Highway between Lowe's and Carrolton.

Rémy said...

Macarena Pupuseria! It's in the Riverbend over by Camellia Grill and Hana. The pupusa platters are good, but they had a special when we were there - a tamale with pork - that had me over the moon.

jeffrey said...

I was going to suggest El Gato Negro but it looks like you've been there and hated it already.

Annie said...

Taco San Miguel! It turned me into a tongue convert.

HungryGal said...

Taqueria Sanchez. It used to be a truck next to the Lowes on Vets. Now it's an actual sit down place in I-10 Service Road off Clearview. Decorwise, it's very VERY basic, but their tacos are just wonderful! I am all about the babacoa (and the lengua!)