EDITOR’S NOTE: The Eating Duo are a few foodies who get pleasure from consuming out and sampling the native delicacies within the Mid-South. To make sure the critiques are unbiased and that the duo stay nameless, their identities are masked behind their favourite comedian ebook heroes.
A reader just lately despatched us an e-mail concerning our lower than stellar assessment of Chuki’s Deli Mexicano in Olive Department accusing our “need to be superhero squad” of not understanding actual Mexican meals if somebody “slapped you within the face with a do-it-yourself corn tortilla.”
Apparently they thought we have been too onerous on the place and suggested us to “follow Taco Bell or Micky D’s” as a result of we solely gave Chukis 2 1/2 POWs. The author mentioned they love the sauce bar at Chukis and that it was a “holy guacamole Batman” second after they discovered actually wonderful Mexican meals. Properly, to every his personal I assume. This isn’t a slam in opposition to Chukis. My order was positive. However the remainder of the meals for my companions was to not their liking. I promise although, that I’ll return and take a look at once more and pattern their “not processed sauce bar.”
There have been instances when the Eating Duo Bat household have gone in the hunt for probably the most “genuine” Mexican meals in DeSoto County. Different instances, we absolutely admit that a lot of the Mexican eating places in DeSoto County do actually serve an Americanized model of Mexican meals. However not less than these locations serve you complimentary chips and salsa, not like Chukis. That’s the primary Mexican restaurant that I’ve been to that didn’t serve chips and salsa. I don’t anticipate chips and salsa after I go to Taco Bell, however after I exit for Mexican, name me spoiled, however I kinda do anticipate chips and salsa to return with the meal.
And as for me personally not understanding genuine Mexican meals if it hit me over the top, that’s fairly humorous. I’ve lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Yuma, Arizona, which is about as genuine Mexican as you will get with out going south of the border. However on the identical time, I freely admit that I like American Mexican meals in addition to Tex-Mex, and sure, even Taco Bell!
So, with that mentioned, we determined to eat Mexican meals this week and ventured to El Corral in Horn Lake. My devoted butler Alfred ordered a beef taco salad and crossed his fingers that it will be higher than the final one at that different place we tried. His religion was rewarded although. The salad was loaded with beef and had a pleasant crunchy shell that wasn’t soggy. “The salad was actually good,” Pennyworth mentioned. “The meat had a terrific taste and there was loads of it. The shell was good and crispy too. It was actually good all the best way down the road.” Alfred actually enjoys chips and salsa along with his Mexican meals and was very impressed with each the chips and the salsa. “The chips have been recent and on the skinny aspect, which I like,” he mentioned. “The salsa was actually good. It was delicate. The one factor is I believe it may have used extra tomatoes and onions. But it surely nonetheless had a terrific taste.” He offers 4 1/2 POWs.
Livewire usually orders some sort of nachos each time we exit for Mexican meals. I’m continually razzing her about why she orders an appetizer as her meal. This time although, the tremendous villain stunned me and ordered hen, cheese, and rice. You’ll have sworn that I used to be eating out with Clark Kent, who’s the hen, cheese, and rice skilled. The baddie thought the hen was good, the rice recent, and that it had simply the correct quantity of cheese. “It was good,” she mentioned. “The hen wasn’t overly seasoned and had a superb taste. And it wasn’t drenched in cheese.” She thought the parts have been beneficiant as effectively. “If that’s their lunch measurement, then that’s loads of meals.” She charges the hen, cheese, and rice at El Corral among the many high 25 % of Mexican eating places in DeSoto County. She offers El Corral 4 POWs.
As you in all probability know in case you observe this column, I often order a lunch particular with a beef taco and beef burrito served with beans and rice. My second favourite entree is hen, cheese, and rice (Thanks Clark!). However since Livewire beat me to the punch, I made a decision to attempt one thing utterly totally different for a change. I ordered a Taquitos Mexicanos, which comes with two fried tacos and is served with beans and rice. I ordered a beef taquito and a hen taquito. Usually, taquitos come rolled and are often lengthy and skinny. I used to be just a little stunned after I noticed them. They have been principally fried tacos. They weren’t rolled, which is okay. I believed they’d a pleasant crunch to them and I preferred the meat filling. The hen taquito was good too. They each have been tasty.
I ordered them with out bitter cream, guacamole, and lettuce and tomatoes, however they didn’t hear. Usually, that may be positive. I might simply go away it off to the aspect. However on this case, it was proper on high of the refried beans! Talking of the refried beans, I really like refried beans. They’re totally different at each single Mexican restaurant. I want mine to be not too thick, not too watery, and with cheese on high. The refried beans at El Corral have been tasty, however a bit on the watery aspect, and there simply wasn’t an entire lot of them. General, I believed it was a superb meal, however I’ve to say that it was the primary time that I left a Mexican restaurant not feeling full. And it’s for that cause that I’m going to offer El Corral 3 1/2 POWs.
General, we thought El Corral was value attempting. The meals was tasty, however it’s simply not our favourite Mexican restaurant. It’s extra like center of the pack. We give it 4 POWs.
4 out of 5 POWs
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