Sunday, September 18, 2011

Taqueria Adventures in Hampton Roads Pt. 2

Last weekend we made our way to Jessy's Taqueria in Norfolk and enjoyed every bite of it! We've decided the two taquerias our friend recommended are hands down the best Mexican restaurants in town.

It is a medium sized taqueria attached to a little tienda (store) that has a small meat counter, Mexican pastries, and a small assortment of groceries.  When you walk into the taqueria there are pictures above the register to show you their menu options and after you order and get your meal, you return to the counter to pay your bill.

Appetizer:  Chips, Salsa, Jalapeno Guacamole
The salsa was great, it was actually chunky and had a great flavor. The guacamole was good and simple. It was made with avocados, diced jalapenos, cilantro,lime, and salt...I'm going to toot my own here and mention that my guacamole is our favorite. You can find the recipe here.

If you're you a fan of guac, El Taco Loco and Plaza Azteca does make some pretty good table side guacamole.

Entrees: I got a sope and carne asada taco and my love got a dish called Alambre (Meat, Veggies, Bacon, and Cheese).

Drinks: Of course we ordered horchata, but they were out. Luckily the guy was nice enough to bring out the new batch of horchata once they were done making it.

Our meal cost us about 25-30 dollars which isn't too bad. I don't think you can go wrong visiting either Taqueria, they both serve delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine. They are both very, very casual so don't plan on going to them for a date night or anything. Personally, I liked the food at El Rey's a little more but the salsa and guacamole was a lot tastier at Jessy's.  If you're in the Hampton Roads area these are definitely worth checking them out!

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