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Let's eat.

From Big Sur's killer cliff-clinging eateries to Salinas' unparalleled produce, this blog aims to sniff out all things Monterey County can stomach, via picture and prose, curiosity and appetite, hand and mouth.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Another Great Way to Lay Down an Andrew Jackson

Three flavorful chorizo tacos. Two classic carne asada. Three expert carnitas tacos, made better yet with extra homemade tomatillo green sauce. And six of the best al pastor tacos this side of Salinas—without the headaches caused by trying to track your favorite taco truck.

At Mi Tierra Mercado's (394-8113) tucked away taqueria (in the back corner of the Broadway and Fremont supermercado), that haul costs only $20. Sure there are other ways to spend $20, but find me a haul this sizeable, flavorful and authentic and I'll buy. (Try me at

Maybe throw in some canned coconut juice (two for a $1). A nice and easy way to feed a few friends on a summer afternoon.

And for us, the elote wagon that had been eluding me just happened to cruise by right as we were getting going, making for a serendipidous starter ($2 a cob). Que rica.