Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Swiss Grill Does It Up Alambre Style

Every time we're home we hit one of the Mexican restaurants I've been going to for over 20 years.

I don't know if it's the best in Tucson, and believe me I've tried most of them - Mi Nidito, Cafe Poca Cosa, El Charro Café , Casa Molina, Tucson Tamale Company, El Parador (out of business now), Mosaic Cafe, Guillermo's Double L, and a bunch of other little, lesser known places that have come and gone over the years - but this one is my favorite.

La Parrilla Suiza is always my first stop - they serve Mexico City cuisine and all of the restaurant's tacos, meat, and cheese dishes are cooked on charcoal or grilled.  Did you know that La Parrilla Suiza means "Swiss Grill" in Spanish?  I don't get the connection, but who cares, the food is good.

And in the 20-plus years I've been going, I always order the same thing - Alambre Tacos (beef) con Enchiladas Suizas. Alambre is grilled beef with chopped bacon, bell peppers, and onions.  The meat in their recipe is so incredibly tender and the bacon brings the flavor to a higher level.  I crave it, which is why I never try anything else.

Because I'm all like, "What if the world ended tonight and I didn't have the alambre tacos?"

And I just don't think it's necessary to have that conversation with myself. 

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1 comment:

Belledog said...

That looks delicious. I like that the rice is not all soupy and tomatoey looking. Looks savory.