Jump to content


Photo

Best Posole and Menudo in PDX?


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 sfspanky

sfspanky
  • Members
  • 702 posts

Posted 28 January 2006 - 11:44 AM

Donde esta?

Brian Spangler
Apizza Scholls

#2 EvaB

EvaB
  • Members
  • 577 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 28 January 2006 - 01:25 PM

Well, I can't speak to menudo, but the posole I had a week ago at the new restaurant Autentica was pretty darn good! It's an event in itself and is only available on Thursdays. See my post on the Autentica below somewhere, for a full report.

#3 sfspanky

sfspanky
  • Members
  • 702 posts

Posted 28 January 2006 - 01:45 PM

Thanks for the response, EvaB. I only eat out on Mondays and Tuesdays (days off), so Authentica, while sounding great, will not be a place for me to try, unless I am on vacation.

Brian Spangler
Apizza Scholls

#4 EvaB

EvaB
  • Members
  • 577 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 28 January 2006 - 02:40 PM

Isn't menudo traditionally a Sunday food? I do know that some of the places I've been that serve it (Woodburn and in CA) don't have it every day. Anyway, good luck with your search and I'll also say that Autentica does have other yummy menu items that are available EVERYDAY--several that you won't find on other local Mexican menus.

#5 sfspanky

sfspanky
  • Members
  • 702 posts

Posted 28 January 2006 - 03:38 PM

I don't know if menudo is traditionally a Sunday only dish, as most places that I ate it in SF served it everyday, including posole. Nick can probably chime in with the answer to that one.

After reading the thread on Authentica, it is a place that I will definitely go to soon. Unfortunately, I won't be able to try their posole, as long as it is offered on Thursday nights only.

Brian Spangler
Apizza Scholls

#6 EvaB

EvaB
  • Members
  • 577 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 28 January 2006 - 04:15 PM

In the interim it occurred to me that it's possible they might have the posole on Thursdays at lunch (or might, with pre-arrangement, for a fellow schedule-challenged purveyor of fine food!). Don't know if that is a schedule option for you or not. You can also get things to go--tho' that's always a bit of a compromise foodwise.

Hope you like the place!

#7 ExtraMSG

ExtraMSG
  • Admin
  • 18,022 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Felony Flats
  • Interests:Me like food.

Posted 29 January 2006 - 12:02 AM

Things like menudo depend on the market. I've definitely seen taquerias that only make it on weekends, but others that have it every day. It's not something I normally get, so I can't really recommend where to get it. (De Leon, however, does do a menudo every day, I believe, and not a pozole. You really need to get out there some time, Brian, and if you want an escort to the Mexican pleasure central, I'd be glad to accompany you.)

A good pozole can be had at La Bonita on Alberta. For a place within Portland proper they have consistently solid food and I've had the pozole a couple times and found it tasty.

I really liked La Iguana Feliz's pozole, but now they appear to be gone.

I've been looking for a long time for a pozole verde with no luck. I think all the pozoles are rojo around here. Although I'd like to try the one at Autentica which sounds blanco.

Ochoa has both a menudo and pozole, I think, but I've never tried them since all the heartier dishes end up seducing me.
The greatest service chemistry has rendered to alimentary science, is the discovery of osmazome, or rather the determination of what it was. ~Brillat-Savarin

Nick Zukin, Mi Mero Mole & Kenny & Zuke's

#8 sfspanky

sfspanky
  • Members
  • 702 posts

Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:59 AM

The posole and menudo at Ochoa are both very good and extremely cheap ($5 each).

I am moving out of Hillsboro tomorrow and into Portland, which is why I am asking about the two dishes here in the City, and I doubt I will be going back to the west side for quite a while.

Now that I will be living in the city, I will definitely be checking out De Leon and I would love to hook up with you on a trip there. Rodney brought me some carnitas and tamales from De Leon and they were not only delicious, but the prices were a steal. I think three of us ate for about $10 and we had leftovers.

Maybe I will head up to La Bonita for lunch on Tuesday. Thanks for the tip.

BTW - Your class and dish selection for In Good Taste looks great.

Brian Spangler
Apizza Scholls

#9 ExtraMSG

ExtraMSG
  • Admin
  • 18,022 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Felony Flats
  • Interests:Me like food.

Posted 29 January 2006 - 12:25 PM

Anytime. Now that I have a car again, I can make impromptu trips and I'm ALWAYS up for de Leon. Get a tamal and some guacamole while you're at La Bonita, too, along with pozole. I like their carne asada best, probably, among their taco meats. (Note on de Leon: They do not serve dinner; it's breakfast and lunch only and all their stuff is ready by about 7 am.)

I didn't realize that class had shown up yet. I should post about it and give people here a chance to sign up first before it gets announced. I know its not in the catalog yet or part of their newsletter. The money is going to Oregon Food Bank, btw.
The greatest service chemistry has rendered to alimentary science, is the discovery of osmazome, or rather the determination of what it was. ~Brillat-Savarin

Nick Zukin, Mi Mero Mole & Kenny & Zuke's

#10 sfspanky

sfspanky
  • Members
  • 702 posts

Posted 29 January 2006 - 12:32 PM

Yeah, I saw that you were donating your pay to the OFB. Very nice of you.

I received the Spring class schedule in the mail yesterday, which is how I became aware of it.

Brian Spangler
Apizza Scholls

#11 Leopoldo

Leopoldo
  • Members
  • 522 posts
  • Location:SE Portland
  • Interests:Movies, music, movies, food and more movies.

Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:53 AM

Menudo is traditionally served on weekends:

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Menudo_Soup
-Leopoldo
Come over to the dark side. We have cookies!
http://www.geekroar.com/