One of your first sights upon entering Carnitas Don Lucho is the counter. Yes, there’s an unseen kitchen in this space, but at the counter where you place your order, you will marvel at the glistening pork carnitas, the butt cooking right there, hunks of which are lopped off and sold by the pound. The tender confit-like meat is akin to manna folded inside large, fresh corn tortillas. Drizzle fresh lime and Lucho’s smoky pasilla chile salsa (one of up to six sauces) over the meat. The taco doesn’t need much more to enhance the flavor.
Traffic moves at an antelope’s pace on National Avenue, so it’s easy to unknowingly whiz by El Comedor. Advice: Keep your eyes peeled for a corner building with a bright-red threshold, then head inside and place your order immediately for crispy, succulent shreds of pork (a.k.a., al pastor). The meat is sweetened with tiny chunks of pineapple. Ask for cilantro and onion on top, and be liberal with the fresh lime! Look for El Comedor taco truck on South 13th and Hayes.
??Cold beer, hot whiskey,?? is part of the slogan for this Bay View bar, nestled near Groppi??s Market and Goodkind and the Cactus Club. It??s also your portal to Southern deliciousness like baked pimento cheese on sourdough, fried chicken and biscuits, and shrimp po?? boy.
The global menu at Peter Sandroni??s always-busy Walker??s Point haunt highlights India to Italy, Argentina to Morocco. Choices come and go; if you find empanadas, pumpkin ravioli, Argentinian beef, and fried potatoes with chorizo, go with them.
Open on weekends until 4 a.m., if you’re in the mood for late night Mexican, Cielito Lindo is your stop. Some delicious items include huevors rancheros, molcajete and chiles rellenos.
At Bombay Sweets, you can build a very respectable meatless meal from the vegetarian platters, curries and rice specialties served at this simple showroom of sit-down-and-carryout foods. It’s also a hub for Indian snacks – salty and sweet, nutty and gooey, gelatinous and creamy and every mouth sensation in between.
This little Bayview bakery serves donuts in one size: large. Good luck eating a whole sweet treat in one sitting. The biggest ones include the white frosted Persian sprinkled with chopped nuts, and the lightly frosted cheese pockets. And don’t even think about asking for a recommendation. Despite their size, you’ll have to try them all to decide upon your favorite for yourself.Related Story: A guide to Milwaukee’s Donuts
There’s an art, or perhaps etiquette, to eating tacos (nobody tells you that until the filling is falling out of your tortilla down onto your sandaled foot!). The well-seasoned, griddled chicken is so generously piled on by the cooking masters at Taco Loco (inside the El Rey markets) that you need to double-hand the taco, in a so steamy corn envelope, and lean over your plate, letting the juices dribble down your hands. But wonderful? Si!