Taqueria Mexicano vs. Mi Rinconcito Mexicano in the Battle de Chilaquiles
Pros: Absolutely breath taking upon arrival, the dish is colorful and festive with multiple shades of red, white and green. Crispy tortilla are served over a bed homemade refried beans and covered in salsa verde, queso fresco and chopped onion and cilantro. Anticipation builds just looking at the perfectly cooked fried egg sitting on top of the tortillas waiting to be cracked. Flavor wise, this hits home on every aspect. The salsa verde is spicy, tart, and earthy and texturally, this just works. Some of the tortillas are crispy and some of them are soft having been sitting in the salsa-bean-eggy-combo; it is the perfect texture contrast. Freshly chopped onion and cilantro bring the dish alive with their bright and sharp flavors.
Cons: Although the salsa had a touch of heat, heat buffs need to ask for chiles on the side to give it an added boost on the heat index.
Pros: Awesome, awesome salsa verde - probably some the best. It's potent! They've boiled tomatillos, loads of chiles and cilantro and then blended it to a silky, smooth consistency. So the star on this plate is obviously the salsa. The co-stars are good, but it's all about the sauce here.
Cons: The preparation differs from El Mexicano in the texture category. They cook the tortillas with the salsa rendering them soft as opposed to serving them crunchy. If you like baby food, this is your pick, and if not, there is only so much one can eat.
Verdict: Run with Taqueria El Mexicano; it's crispy and crunchy, eggy, tart, and the beans are bomb-tastic.