La Carreta Carnes Asadas
Granted, the earnestly rustic decor is a wee bit border-bound Ponderosa, but the real action plays out behind the kitchen’s expansive diner-facing window. Here, you’ll see succulent fajitas paired with perfectly grilled chicken, ribs, sausages, and sweetbreads on kilo-portioned trays. House tortillas are assembled by hand in a dazzling visual rhythm. They’re crucial for menu favorites like bubbling pans of choriqueso thick with sweet asadero cheese, often spiked with chorizo or pickled jalapeños. Of course, they’re foundational to the deadly good enchiladas callejeras, fat with queso blanco and glistening with griddled onions and carrots. Try the alambres (kebabs to you) with charcoal-grilled sirloin or chicken stacked alternately with peppers and onions. Save room for the decadence-defining tres leches.