Top 3 Tuesday: Best Mexican Food
I’ve written before about how Azteca D’Oro in Orlando is my favorite Mexican restaurant. Anytime I try somewhere new, the question is always how it measures up to Azteca and I’ve yet to find a place that’s as good. The queso is excellent and I love the combination platter with a picadillo chimichanga, beef burrito, and chicken enchilada. It’s a massive amount of food that can easily be shared between two people and everything tastes delicious. The picadillo is especially good - it’s a combination of spiced shredded beef and pork that’s cooked perfectly.
I eat nachos way too much. It’s one of my go-to meals when there’s nothing else to eat at home and I like coming up with different toppings. However, no matter what I use, my nachos are never as good as the chicken fajita nachos at Pappasito’s Cantina. Pappasito’s has multiple locations around the country but the only one I’ve been to is in Atlanta. They make fresh tortilla chips throughout the day and those are used in the nachos along with extremely generous amounts of chicken, cheese, and fajita vegetables. It’s also topped with sour cream and fresh guacamole. These are the ultimate nachos.
I know many people don’t like Abuelo’s and think it’s too expensive. Whatever. I’ve only been for lunch but it’s always great whenever I go. The different types of salsa served when you sit down are all very fresh and I really like the mild pineapple salsa. Along with that, I order the lunch fajitas with a side salad and substitute the flour tortillas for lettuce wraps and guacamole instead of beans. It’s a rather complicated order but the servers are always really accommodating. I don’t even know if chicken fajitas with lettuce wraps and pineapple salsa is even authentic Mexican food. Even if it isn’t, it’s still better than most Mexican.
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