For lunch, on my last day of work with Evy and Roy, we experienced a near food coma, suffered from a blow to the stomach. Yes, our tacos nearly defeated us!
During our lunch break we took a trip, not too far from the job, to El Milagro on Blue Isaland in Pilsen. Looking at the menu, Evy said, while she liked eating at El Milagro, she was always taken by the high priced tacos. She would later change her opinion.
Evy ordered un taco de lengua and a side order of chilaquiles verdes (green). Roy ordered a taco de milanesa de pollo y res (chicken and steak). I ordered one chicken taco and one steak taco. We all ordered our tacos with the works, which includes rice, beans, and lettuce.
Except the lettuce was more of a slaw. One of my favorite parts of this taco was this tangy-refreshing slaw. What a great way to give an alternative to the typical cilantro and onions. But, the rice and beans may have been overkill…
While, I appreciate a hearty taco, especially when I’m paying more than double what I would pay at any other place, eating this taco was an extreme task. Each taco had a large portion of meat stacked between the rice, beans and slaw.
But, the meat was delicious! The asada and chicken tasted as if it was just taken straight off my grill with a slight squirt of lime. Oh! And the tortillas, one made of flour and the other corn, were hot and cooked just right.
Now, I would like to consider myself an expert taco eater, but these tacos kicked my toosh! The portion size of this taco is not to be taken lightly; only the strong in stomach should have more than one. I guess we could consider Roy a gold metal taco eater, since he had plenty. We later tested his food tolerance with a healthy round of jumping jacks.
Evy, definitely attempted to eat her tacos, but she was less than satisfied by the preparation of her lengua, and the tangy taste of her chilaquiles. Neither of us could really finish our tacos.
I definitely enjoyed what I could eat of my tacos. And, I can say that today's El Milagro tortillas were not a disappointment. Any tortilla that can handle large amounts of food layered on top of it, is all right with me.
On to the next taco!