Huapangoa is an unassuming spot that greets readers with a colourful mural painted on the exterior wall, as perfectly as a handsome 6-foot-tall steel rooster that overlooks the entrance like some type of superior luck totem, beckoning diners to enter the small eating region. Menu selections include things like gorditas, sopes, tortas, burritos and tacos, with some quesadillas and combo plates served for superior measure. Protein options are many and different, which includes but not restricted to barbacoa de borrego, alambre, lengua, tripa, al pastor, jamón, pollo, nopales, suadero, campechano and chicharrón prensado. Generally, if it baas or oinks or moos or swims, it is obtainable.
In lieu of chips and salsa, diners are provided a compact bowl of soup that had a flavorful rooster broth with macaroni and carrots, which aided tide us over while we scanned the menu and made our conclusions. We required a person of every thing but settled upon a sope, a quesadilla, a gordita, a pair of tacos and a aspect purchase of rice and beans. Every little thing we purchased was underneath $5 each individual, with most becoming closer to $3, so it was really hard to restrict ourselves to just a number of offerings.
The barbacoa sope was piled significant with succulently braised lamb and topped with clean lettuce, cheese and crema. It was particularly very good and messy in the greatest achievable way, the masa giving both equally operate and taste as perfectly as best mouthfeel distinction to the tender lamb, crunchy lettuce and loaded crema.
The alambre gordita was a wonderful very little detail, masa stuffed with nicely-seasoned shredded beef and served with lettuce, tomato, and crema on the side. Wikipedia tells me that gordita suggests “chubby” in Spanish, in all probability referring to the search of the stuffed masa, but it also could describe the eater of this tasty treat following downing six or seven at about $3 just about every.
Taco options involved chicharrón prensado (pork) and hen. Equally proteins were being wonderfully cooked, the chicken moist and the pork properly spiced and dense in advanced taste. The corn tortillas were being not just a conveyance but also appeared to be created with thought and care.
As a respite from the meatfest, we tried out some nopales quesadillas. This arrived in a huge tortilla, possibly 10 inches in diameter, folded in half and stuffed with beautifully sautéed nopales and cheese and a aspect of lettuce and tomato. This experienced a succulent flavor in both senses of that term. Yet again, the tortilla was great, tasty and beautifully charred on the grill.
A incredibly successful outing, and we want we had a lot more time and larger sized appetites to have sampled their tortas, aguas frescas and various caldos, but 1st permit us dance a energetic dance and then possibly acquire a great lengthy nap, after which time we will strategy our return check out.
2971 Walnut Hill Lane, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday & Sunday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday