-Eating like a Mayan King in the Windy City
I'm trying to get back to my food blogging roots this year. So that means more exploring of the places no one else is talking about and less of the spots everyone else is blogging about. I stopped in at an al pastor place that came highly rec'd on LTH and am excited to get on the streets to see what else is out there eluding me.
Located in Little Village
First thing you notice here is the dedication and precision of the trompo (al pastor spit) and it's handlers. On my visit they had a pot of tripas going but I dont really like those unless they're fried crisp. So I stuck with the al pastor. I started with two and wanted cheese on one but they dont offer that which is fine by me. It's refreshing to see a taco place pick a thing, do it and do it well. It's rare to find a place that has their al pastorspit up and running each and everyday but that's not the case here. It's always up.
She really is a beauty
I prefer my al pastor cut thin and crisp and they do amazing job with the knife getting it as thin as those electric gyro slicers elsewhere do. The meat reminded me of Saltisa sausage, an old Italian grind that made its way into WI and the UP with immigrants, it has a cinnamon/pork taste to it. I liked the addition of the hot pepper and onion concoction they offer with your tacos. On top of all that the people behind the counter are really freindly and appreciative for stopping in. Some of the best al pastor in the city and I recently saw they have a 2nd spot on 47th street now open. I'll be back.
Though it wasn't on the spit, I got some pineapple bits included Taqueria Los Barrilitos
3518 W 25th St
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