I’ll just cut to the chase here: I ate two chicken tacos at Mountain Madre last week, and they were excellent!
I popped in for a quick bite before my Friday food tour. I’m psyched to report that my expectations were blown out of the water by the deliciousness of the tacos, AND the rice and beans that showed up a few moments later. Seriously, I’m giving a shout-out the rice and beans. How often does that happen? (Answer: Not very often). Hey, credit where credit was due, and this humble side of black beans over Mexican-style rice with cotjia cheese crumbled on top was moist, savory, flavorful, and I ate every grain and bean on the plate.
Now let’s talk tacos. The pulled chicken meat was likewise moist and savory, and cooked to perfection in my opinion. The toppings of BBQ creme, corn salsa, crispy shallot, and chilli oil were all very tasty, and added to the tacos with their stand-alone flavors, as well as in conjunction with each other. The creme had sweetness and comfort, the oil added some kick, and the salsa was very fresh vegetable-y, without relying too heavily on raw onions. All-in-all, the flavors were great!
The texture was on point as well, and the crispy shallots offered the perfect little bit of crunch, without being ham-handed or trashy about it. Sure I love trashy food, but these tacos were not that. These were damn good tacos, with a basic though satisfying side, and I enjoyed this meal very much!
I recommend these chicken tacos to you, and I’m looking forward to trying more of the Mountain Madre menu over the next few months.
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