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“barbacoa y algo mas” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aqui es Texcoco

Aqui es Texcoco
Ranked #9 of 428 Restaurants in Chula Vista
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$12
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Texcoco is a region in Mexico considered to be the birthplace of Lamb Barbecue (Barbacoa) in this country. Along the roads of Texcoco, a rural area 15 miles east of Mexico City, Barbacoa stands and restaurants serve this unique dish. A weekend tradition, Barbacoa now extends across Mexico, as families flock to eateries that specialize in this style of cooking. The Barbacoa style includes slow roasting meat for more than seven hours in an underground fire pit covered with the succulent leaves of the maguey plant. By using a specialized oven, we've replicated this process, making our Barbacoa the closest to traditional lamb barbecue you'll get in the US. As a result, our restaurant has been highlighted in press across the nation including by The Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern and Rachel Ray Magazine. Many types of meat can be cooked Barbacoa style, however lamb (borrego) is the most traditional. It's also rich in flavor and considered to be a healthier alternative to beef or pork. Because preparing Barbacoa takes hours and expertise, families in Mexico go out to eat this special food. In addition to savoring the flavors, Barbacoa is also a social tradition, a time for family and friends to bond.
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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“barbacoa y algo mas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

I like this place because they sell more than just great barbacoa. I visited this place when they first open the doors. I liked it back then but now they are much better. I like that they sell more than just barbacoa because I ma not always in the mood for that. Service is great and prices are reasonable. Plenty of parking space.

Visited June 2013
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“Well worth the drive (or trolley ride)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Had late breakfast with 2 friends. All of us were impressed. Delicious. The lamb cooked for 5 hours is melting in your mouth. Rolled tacos, sopes, huitlacoche quesadillas - excellent. Quails - nicely roasted. The flavors - perfect. Exactly what I love Mexican food for! Highlight of my trip to California.

  • Visited March 2013
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