Maybe I better qualify this post’s title: I’ve only had one dish at Tabasco’s. It was unlike any dish I’ve had at any other place, so it may not be a completely fair comparison.
Served, like the name suggests, in a bowl made out of vesicular basalt, Molcajete is a mix of steaming hot steak, jumbo shrimp, chicken, cactus strips (sans spines), queso fresco (strips of white cheese, to you gringos), and, naturally, roasted jalapenos. Oh, and salsa and more creamy cheese.
When it arrives in this black, stone bowl carved in the shape of a pig, with juices dripping down the side, it’s all you can do to take just one bite at a time. The meat is full of flavor, and all the variety of meat together makes this a meal for the person who just can’t ever make up their mind. Like me.
Needless to say, it comes with sides of beans and rice. Before the meal, you’re treated to chips and salsa, and the salsa is fantastic. I could have filled up on it, taken an order to go, and been satisfied.
From start to finish, the meal was excellent, and I can’t wait to go back.
APROPOS: The portion size is huge…sufficient for four eaters, or two very hungry attorneys. Up to you.