Sunday, September 12, 2010

tacos el nopal

Saturday we visited MIL and had lunch with her. She seems to be fine though her leg is giving her trouble.

In the early evening, we made our way back from Kyoto to Osaka and stopped off at Juso for dinner at a Mexican restaurant which Rona (a reader) gave me a tip about awhile back.

The restaurant has about 20 seats, plus seats out on the terrace.

We sat inside since the weather was still very humid.

I ordered a margarita and Satoshi ordered a beer.

We also ordered guacamole (this only came with 4 chips), the nopal (cactus) taco and coctel de camaron.

The guacamole was delicious, though we wished it came will a little more chips.

The taco was delicious also, the cactus texture reminded us of a very soft green bell pepper.

Coctel de camaron was a Mexican style shrimp cocktail. Very refreshing with the lemon.
Satoshi ordered a margarita and since we were still hungry we ordered chilaquiles, a flauta & burrito.

The chilaquiles was beans with a tortilla stewed in tomato sauce topped with queso fresco (fresh mexican cheese).

The flauta reminded me of tacquitos, deep fried corn tortillas filled with meat and topped with salsa and some sour cream.

The burrito was filling...filled with rice, chicken, cheese and topped with salsa and some sour cream.

Be prepared to wait for items as the owner and (her daughter?) make everything from for our meal was 5670 yen (about US$56.70) a little pricey, but for homemade Mexican food, we thought it was worth it.

We enjoyed our meal and would like to try their lunch sometime. (Thanks for a great tip, Rona!)

Tacos el Nopal
3-28-7 Juso-higashi
Yodogawa, Osaka
Phone: 06.6305.6331


jalna said...

Everything looks so yummy, especially the guacamole . . . but 4 chips? Funny!

K and S said...

Jalna, we were going to ask if we could get more chips, but then (thought they would charge us for more) so we just ate the guacamole with the other dishes we ordered.

Take care.

Rowena said...

I have never heard of a cactus taco, looks interesting. How disappointing about only 4 chips to the guacamole though!

K and S said...

we were disappointed with the chips in the guac Rowena, but all the rest of the food made up for it :)

Take care.

Jude said...

This looks so perfect for hot weather and everything sounds so good (I'm getting hungry looking at these photos!)

K and S said...

aw thanks Jude :)

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

It looks like a delicious meal. Next time bring your own tortilla chips lol! ;-)

K and S said...

I hear ya on the chips Debinhawaii!

Take care.

Barbara said...

How odd to only serve 4 chips :(

K and S said...

Barbara, it was so sad :(

Take care.