Sunday, April 14, 2013

Papi's - Carne Asada Taco and Chicken Tostada

Sometimes it's just fate.  Tacographics was in town and almost died getting in a car accident.  No injuries, but had to get a repair.  Not only did Tacographics have to wait for a long ass period of time (all day basically), but Tacographics' phone had about 10 percent battery in that time.

The good news was there were TONS of white people mexican places within walking distance.  The bad news was I didn't want to waste precious battery looking anything up on yelp.

I stepped in one place and almost ate there, but then decided for whatever reason to step into Papi's with absolutely no idea what to expect.  They had a special - 1 Taco and 1 Tostada for $3.99.  That was impressive, so I checked out the salsa bar before ordering - it was also impressive (no pic whoops).

I ordered the hell out of a carne asada taco and chicken tostada.  They had a choice of black or pinto for beans so I was like hmmm never had a black bean tostada.  

I got a bunch of salsa (two kinds of chunky pico de gallo, one had kick to it) before taking a pic and digging in.

Daaaaamn, the asada taco was great.  The charbroiled asada had great texture and flavor.  One of the best that has been posted on this blog.

The tostada was also excellent - featuring grilled chicken, black beans, lettuce, and jack cheese. A liiiiiittle on the small side, but still a great value.

Overall - Awesome meal. The main reason mexican (real or fake) food is good is almost always because of meat and salsa quality - and this place had both.

Fat rating: 5.5/10

Salt rating: 7/10

Taste rating: 8/10 (no salsa) 9/10 (with salsa)