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La Morena

Posted by YAR 28 Oct 2009 No Comments

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I am so happy to have found good tacos Jackson. They’re at La Morena (6610 Old Canton Rd, Ridgeland)–the third taqueria in Jackson that I’ve tried and by far the best.

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The tortillas were definitely freshly made–I’m thinking within a minute of being laid on our table. As soon as I saw them I knew that this was the place.

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I got two tacos ($2 each): al pastor (spicy pork + pineapple) and chorizo. Both meats were as freshly cooked as the tortillas, and were full of little bits of blackened goodness. I’m used to tacos that are just meat, tortilla, and cilantro–if the ingredients and spices are right that’s all you need.  But I loved that these came with queso and crema, which contrasted awesomely with the spicy and crispy meat. Also, the pineapple chunks in the al pastor were actually discernible, which is kind of rare, and not all dried out like they often are.

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I also tried a chicken quesadilla. The fresh ingredients were evident here too, so it was quite good, though not as tasty as the tacos. This one needed bigger helpings of one or the other of the two salsas on the table–orange (habañero) and red–both of which were great.

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One friend got the al pastor torta. It was large, as tortas tend to be. See that big chunk of pineapple at the front right there?

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And this is huevos con chorizo (eggs and chorizo), which I didn’t try but my friend very much enjoyed.

The rest of the menu looked good too, particularly the chilaquiles, which we saw delivered to the next table. Not to mention the $2 beers…I think this is my new favorite place.

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