Things are Looking Up
The last couple of months, I've decided to intensify the search for "real" Mexican food here in the DC area. For the past several years, whenever someone gives me the name of a Mexican restaurant that has "authentic" food, I try it and end up disappointed. The tortilla factory? Good, but not that authentic. Taco Poblano? Oaxaca Yuppy food. I finally convinced Kelli that we needed to go up to Little Mexico for lunch, even if it is in PG County and we were improv-ing our obits to our roommate as we left for the Ghe-tto. The drive out there wasn't too far or too bad. We decided to go to the Taqueria tres reyes, a Mexican fast food sit-down restaurant on Kenilworth Avenue in Riverdale. I ordered a taco del pastor and a taco de res. The taco de res (beef) was less asado and more roast beef, but still good. The taco del pastor was pretty perfect. To wash down the tacos, I ordered a horchata (best horchata I've had on the east coast.) Kelli had a taco de pastor and a tamarindo drink. The tamarindo was smooth going down, very good choice. After we left the restaurant, we decided to find the bakery down the street. We ordered 4 loaves of french bread (personalized size), and 3 various pastries...all for 5.25. The bread is fabulous..perfectly tender, chewy and the crust is just so. Finally, we found decent Mexican food in the area...in the ghetto.