Taqueria 100% Michoacan
10001 W Bellfort St, Houston, Texas 77031
MY REVIEW: This is a very new place in a new strip center, just about 100 yards off Beltway 8 on W. Bellfort, between 8 and 59. Itís not your typical taqueria; itís table service and the food is a little more upscale and so are the prices. Communication with the waitresses has been only a minor problem.
Iíve tried the enchiladas Michoacanas con pollo, which also comes with quail. The enchiladas were folded, with the Ďfillingsí on top consisting of shredded cabbage, queso, crema, thin wedges of avocado, grilled jalapeno strips and tomato. They were very good. This was accompanied by a roasted chicken drumstick that was very tender and juicy, refritos that were not your typical pintos, and papas fritas - basically home fries in this case. I should have asked what the refritos were but Iíd guess frijoles rojos or rojos pequenos - a nice change from the usual suspects.
On another visit I tried the Mole Michoano con tamales. The tamale was a big disappointment, dry, looking like it had been baked or grilled rather than steamed, and without any filling, just a big amount of masa, but the mole, with chicken pieces, was very rich and chocolate-y and the arroz Mexicana con verduras was very good.
This is not your typical Tex-Mex but you can get your Tex-Mex fix here. Like most authentic Mexican places around here there are Tex-Mex selections on the menu, in this case a section entitled Platillos Tex-Mex. The Tamales con carne de puerco were very good, about twice the size of typical Tex-Mex tamales. They were very dry tamales again but with lots of seasoned shredded pork filling, covered with a pale yellow melted cheese with bits of chiles.
A gordita de lengua I had on one visit was good. They also have quesadillas, sopes, tacos, tostadas, tortas and burritos. They have cabrito on weekends only, as birria de cabrito and consome de cabrito; I havenít tried it yet. Thereís a daily lunch special abd they are open for breakfast although I don't know the hours.
The salsa is very bland; this is a not a big turnoff to me as it makes it easier to avoid pigging out on chips and salsa before the real food arrives. With some dishes you also get squeeze bottles of green and red sauces which are likewise bland.
If youíre used to the huge portions served in most restaurants these days you may be disappointed in the amount of food served but Iíve left satisfied and not stuffed, which is pretty ideal to me.
I plan to keep returning.
SUBMITTED: 1/16/2008 LAST VISIT WAS: 01/08
FREQUENCY: Visited 2-3 times
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