Pardon me as I rant a bit here. Six years ago when I moved to Bmore from So. Cal., there were few, if any, taco shops (Taquerias) in town to be found. And forget about trying to find anything near authentic. It was so bad in Baltimore I remember walking into a so called Taqueria and talking to the gentleman behind the counter in Spanish. He looked at me with a blank look. He told me, even though he was Hispanic, he neither understood nor talk Spanish. I wanted to reach over and slap the guy and tell him you are an embarrassment. This would have never happened in So. Cal. Even the Gingos know how to speak Spanish there.
But over the last few years there has been a few select Taquerias popping up in Baltimore, and Cocina Luchadoras is one of the good ones. How do I know they are good besides by eating their food? Well I start by walking in and carrying on a conversation with them in Spanish. I can quickly tell they've got it going on, and they must have some pretty good authentic Mexican food because they start introducing me to their mother or father or uncle or aunt, that have brought the recipes from Mexico. Orale!
Fresh salsas made daily, carefully marinated and slow cooked meats, fresh hispanic ingredients, (get that American cheese out of here) and if the tortillas are handmade, bingo! That's a slam dunk!
I opted for the carnitas torta (that's sandwich for you nubies) today. Was it good? Well let's just say I first thought that it was way to big for me to finish, but..... hehe... I did finish it!
Good to see more authentic types of Taquerias coming into Bmore and seeing my fellow Baltimorians supporting, and enjoying their menus.
Cocina Luchadoras! Gotta love their vibe, their art, their attitude, and especially their food!
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