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“Brunch” this past weekend. Don Goyo’s Mexican Food. Lucky we went soon after opening. Filled up pretty fast. The Cat wanted to try the carnitas (the dish approved by cuz P).

Carnitas

Roasted pork served with lettuce, pico de gallo and guacamole. Choice of corn or flour tortillas.

As good as the first time, slightly crispy on the outside, moist and juicy (and a little fatty) on the inside. Yum!

Since The Cat ordered the carnitas, The Mouse went with another dish that routinely sells out, chile verde.

Chile Verde

Pork in a green tomatillo sauce, served with pico de gallo and sour cream. Choice of corn or flour tortillas.

The Mouse is torn. There are now two favorite dishes at Don Goyo’s. What a dilemma. And, to add to the “problem”, server said that the chile rojo is also excellent. Decisions, decisions (in a good way). 🙂

And just to try.

Mexican Soda

Hibiscus flavor? It was okay, nothing bad, did not knock the socks off. But, try try.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Dinner with the Cuzʻs

Don Goyoʻs Mexican Food. Thought P of P&B dual would be intrigued.

P ordered the carnitas and was impressed (The Mouse ordered it the last time we were there and it was good). Crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside.

The Cat was going to order the grilled fish with mango sauce (same as last time), but the dish was taken off the menu. 😦

Something about trouble getting mangoes.

The Cat went with grilled fish with papaya and avocado.

Cancun Fish

Not sure if it was a perfect substitute, but definitely more than adequate.

Since the cuz ordered carnitas, The Mouse went with another favorite meat.

Lingua Soft Tacos

Mmm! Socks off tender. As good as the lingua was, my fave is still the carnitas (little more quantity for a second meal). 🙂

Last time, they were out of flan, last night, freshly made.

“Mexican Custard”

Instead of a custard texture, it was more cheese cake-y. Different, interesting.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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A former co-worker (thanks M) and a stranger that struck up a conversation with The Cat recommended here.

Sign

Sign

The Mouse has been avoiding Mexican cuisine due to his age related onset of lactose intolerance to dairy. And since past experience with Mexican food included a load of cheese … well, the best defense is avoidance.

But, The Cat wanted to try. So, with a container loaded with lactase pills, The Cat and The Mouse went to try try.

Complimentary Basket of Chips and

Complimentary Basket of Chips and

 

Salsa

Salsa

Salsa had a bit of heat, but not intolerable to The Cat and The Mouse. Off to a good start.

Guacamole

Guacamole

Server suggested a bowl. House-made. Awesome.

Special

Special

Uhm, no. Adventurous but, a little too early for that.

Cancun Fish

Cancun Fish

The Cat’s order. Covered with mango and avocado, The Cat’s favorite fruits. The Cat also liked the beans.

Carnitas Plate

Carnitas Plate

The Mouse’s order. Only cheese was a little bit on the beans, easily handled. Came with three small corn tortillas (in the foil). Well cooked. Not pork belly (I think it was shoulder), but very acceptable.

Ran out of flan for dessert. Reason to return. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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“The Food”

Getting off the bus the other week, commuting between jobs, spotted this sign.

Sign

Sign

Dunno why, my curiosity was piqued.

But then, got a little leery.

Place was a bit difficult to find.

Where's it?

Where’s it?

Sign on the corner, pointing to bar, next to trailer cooking Chinese take-out. Re-read sign, place is in bar. Hmm, maybe we should re-think this food adventure. But, “you only live once.”

Entrance to bar partially blocked by old, falling apart piano, stock pots, and remnants of maybe past renovations. Already there, might as well forge ahead. The mexican kitchen just opened a few weeks ago.

“Kitchen” like a “pop-up”, in the middle of the bar space, on wheels, must move around after lunch.

"Kitchen" and Chef

“Kitchen” and Chef

Think street food, just inside.

Menu was a bit “pricey” for lunch.

Menu

Menu

Tried the cheapest “meal”, just to try. Burrito lunch. I was warned that the portions would be smaller, “lunch-sized”.

Burrito Lunch Plate

Burrito Lunch Plate

Included rice, beans, pico de gallo, and salsa. The burrito was stuffed with just pork, I guess I was expecting the loaded version. Pork was well made though, and the beans and salsa tasted fresh made. My initial assessment was parts were good overall, it’s okay.

This week, co-worker was jonesing for taco salad. Gave him the menu with the caveat that I wasn’t fully “endorsing” the place, but if he was interested …

His salad was huge, freshly made chips, lots of ingredients, plate almost weighed two pounds. His assessment was that Chef really knew Mexican food. Had his complete endorsement. Hmm, maybe a second chance is in order.

Yesterday’s taco salad for The Mouse.

Taco Salad with Pork

Taco Salad with Pork

Co-worker R was right, plate was heavy. Once again, pork was well made.

Pork

Pork

Fall apart tender yet still moist.

Freshly made chips on the side

Freshly made chips on the side

Definitely going back for the taco salad. 🙂

Chef was accommodating, left off the sour cream and

Have a great weekend.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Gobo Kimbap

Gobo Kimbap

No meat, tasty, didn’t miss it.

Chicken and Pork Taco (separately) Taco Lita's (inside AJ's Chinese Fast Food)

Chicken and Pork Taco (separately)
Taco Lita’s (inside AJ’s Chinese Fast Food)

With watermelon slushie. Each taco comes with two tortilla shells, good deal.

"Surf 'n' Turf" Dean's Drive In

“Surf ‘n’ Turf”
Dean’s Drive In

Teriyaki steak and ahi cakes (house made).

The Cat's Ahi Cakes and Chicken Vegetable Soup

The Cat’s Ahi Cakes and Chicken Vegetable Soup

All in all, a good eating weekend. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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