Today, the weather put me in mind to pretend that I was still in Los Angeles, before my recent visit there ended prematurely. So, I headed for El Potosi on N. Elston, a taqueria which reminds me of some of the taquerias that I frequent on L.A.'s East Side.
While the weekend-only menudo
might have been a more suitable restorative for me on this Sunday morning, I opted instead for a trio of tacos
: a taco de tripas
, a taco de lomo
*, and a taco de pollo
. At El Potosi, it is their habit to adorn the tacos with shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and grated cheese, but I took my tacos
with chopped onion and cilantro, solamente
. The tacos
offered nothing in surprise, but they were very tasty and my enjoyment of them was thoroughly enhanced by the fact that I was able to dine al fresco
, on the small patio out front. The tacos
were preceeded by a basket of warm chips and two nice table salsas
The only actual surprise during my visit came when I ordered a Mexican CocaCola. You see, El Potosi is the first place that I have seen the "medio litro
" Mexican glass-bottled CocaCola in Chicago. For me, it is the perfectly-sized beverage to accompany a plate of Mexican antojitos
Who knows. Maybe you have seen it. Maybe I just don't get out much.
El Potosi Taqueria
3710 N. Elston Avenue
Mike G has already reported on El Potosi Taqueria.
* Beef loin, cut, seasoned, and griddled in a similar fashion to that at Arturo's, on Western Avenue.