I love me some mexican food. Especially because I went to grad school in Texas and the one thing that Texas has better than most states is mexican food. I’ve had alot of it, and the best has come from Texas or Mexico. Philadelphia has some good mexican food. And it has lots of bad mexican food as well. Most people know about a few places downtown, and the taqueria on Washington Ave. There are also a few gems in the suburbs as well, and my favorite is the Taqueria La Michoacana in Norristown. Yes, Norristown. While I love the taqueria on Washington Ave, it’s not exactly what I would call a restaurant, even though you can sit down and eat. It’s much more of a pick-up kinda place.
The taqueria in Norristown is a proper restaurant. Don’t poo poo them because they happen to be in Norristown. Yes, it’s not the best neighborhood, but it’s not their fault. The restaurant itself is a small but cute and colorful place. They have a rather crazy and huge painting on the ceiling of a falcon biting into a snake. There’s some requisite Mexican decorations and knick knacks. They have fancy table tops. They have a few TVs playing Mexican shows. The walls are bright!
Now, onto the food. They give you free freshly fried chips and three different salsas – a pico de gallo, a green sauce, and a red sauce. The pico was pretty bland and benign, but the green and red were both really good and had a decent kick. The chips were also delicious, having been freshly fried. I had been craving enchiladas verdes, so I went for it. They came with 6 enchiladas (it was alot) and also rice and beans. And it was covered with freshly grated queso fresco. I had beef in mine and it had a good amount of sliced meat in it, it was not the most tender, but well cooked and flavored. I liked them alot. H got the chicken fajitas. She wasn’t crazy about them, but she liked them just fine.
I was full, but we decided to get a dessert – fried ice cream. It’s different than the fried ice cream you would find at an Asian restaurant, in that it’s not dunked in a thick batter. Instead, they coat it with what seems to be crushed corn flakes, and then fry it. And they serve it with some whipped cream and strawberries. It’s very sweet and decadent, and for people that aren’t chocolate-crazy, it’s great. So if you’re in the mood for some good mexican food suburban style, give this place a shot.
Taqueria La Michoacana
301 E Main St
Norristown, PA 19401