On my way into the fitness center this morning, I noticed a message/cork board outside of it with all sorts of restaurant menus, offers for dog-sitting services, and notices for yoga classes. But one hand-written paper really grabbed my attention, recommending Sanitary Tortilla, just a few blocks away, for fantastic tamales, tortillas, chips, and other handmade, Mexican fixings for meals. As the weather is gorgeous again today, we decided to walk over around lunch time, pick up a few things, and bring them back to the apartment to eat.
And WOW, were we blown away by the little storefront, and later, the food. They had freshly made Barbacoa (beef), Carnitas (pork), Tamales (with pork filling), tortillas, chips, salsa, Chicarrones (fried pork cracklings), and sweets. We seriously had a hard time limiting our choices, though pretty much agreed we would be returning next weekend, and so we didn’t have to buy EVERYTHING at once. We settled on a lunch special of barbacoa, tortillas, salsa, and a soda, but then also added a small package of bunuelos (fried tortillas, covered in sugar and cinnamon, like Cinnamon Toast Crunch on steroids) and some tamales. All for under $20. And everything was spectacular. And we definitely have enough leftovers to last us a few days.
After lunch, we definitely needed to stretch out our tummies and went for a nice walk along the Southern end of the RiverWalk. Lots of other walkers, joggers, and bikers had the same idea for the afternoon, enjoying the sun and sound of the water.