Friday, November 16, 2018
Phoenix, AZ Edition: Barrio Queen
Barrio Queen was one of my first stops when I got to Phoenix. It was close to where I was staying, and it had amazing reviews.
On my walk there, it was a million degrees and I thought I might die. I even saw lots of little lizards scurry across the sidewalk. But I made it - a sweaty, red mess - but I made it.
This place has a ton of different taco options, and their tableside guacamole is the stuff of legend.
Since it was just me, I opted for tacos only.
I went for the al pastor, cochinita pibil and nopalitos - which is cactus!
AL PASTOR - Pork marinated in chile and spice. Topped with diced red onions, fresh cilantro, pineapple and our homemade red sauce - Straight from Mexico City
COCHINITA PIBIL - Casa Signature - The Queen's acclaimed pork marinated in sour orange and achiote paste. Topped with pickled red onions and homemade pico de gallo
NOPALITOS - Tender sautéed cactus, jalapeño peppers, red onions and tomatoes. Topped with queso fresco
But first - chips & salsa!
And, my three tacos.
And, if you're curious what cactus tastes like - to me, it was like green beans.
Labels: Phoenix - AZ