Barbacoa (Goat) Taco from Tehuitzingo
I feel like the Internet has been going Mexican crazy the last few weeks. I’ve been reading posts about Mexican food left and right. So last night, right before I went to sleep, I decided to to eat tacos for lunch at Tehuitzingo (Yes, that’s right, I think about lunch right before I go to sleep, I’m not ashamed to admit it.).
Before I left for Tehuitzingo, I checked MenuPages and I knew what I wanted. Pig ear! I mean, I never had pig ear in a taco before, so it just seemed logical. I also got a Barbacoa (Goat) Taco and a Carnitas (Pork) Taco, just for good measure.
Oreja (pig ear) Taco, Barbacoa (goat) Taco, Carnitas (pork) Taco – From Left to Right
My favorite definitely had to be the Oreja Taco ($2.50). The taco was slightly crunchy because of the cartilage from the pig ear and also had a sticky mouth-feel because of the gelatinous outside. The texture reminded me of oxtail, but without so much actual meat. It tasted especially good with the homemade hot sauce the tacos came with. The Barbacoa Taco ($2.50) was a bit dry, but also very flavorful in that nice gamey goat way. The Carnitas Taco ($2), although juicy, was my least favorite. I actually thought it had too much pork in relation to the amount of vegetables in the taco. As a result, the taco seemed a little one note. They do have extra onions, limes, and hot sauce on the counter at Tehuitzingo. Next time, I’ll load up on the sides if I get the Carnitas Taco again. Although, considering they have more interesting items like tripe and tongue on the menu, it might be a while before I get around to the Carnitas Taco again.
On a side note, here is an excerpt from my AIM conversation with my BFF, Eunice, after lunch:
Me: i got pig ear taco!
Eunice: oh maaannnn
Eunice: how am i gonna know if that place is good or not if u keep eating cows feet and pig ears!
Eunice: they’ve got great cow’s feet!
Me: cmon it was good. anyway, i got a regular pork one too.
695 10th Ave (betw 47th & 48th St)
New York, NY 10036