Thursday, August 01, 2013

El Salto

Tuesday is our regular grocery shopping night and occasionally we have dinner before we hit the produce aisles. Because we're on the go, we seldom have the camera on hand or even think about writing about our meal. But El Salto deserves a mention on the blog (it's in the book already) because it's fast, it's cheap, and it's tasty.

My favorite thing at El Salto is the simplest - the basket of tortilla chips that are brought to our table within seconds of being seated. If they're salted, I can't tell, and that's what I like best. I can pretty much eat the whole basket without even thinking about it, dipping chips in their simple pureed salsa before cramming them into my eager maw. If I want to make those chips go even faster (or have an excuse to ask for a second basket), I order us an appetizer of queso con chorizo: molten white cheese flavored with bits of chorizo.

Most of the time, however, we simply order one of the many super-cheap combination platters. I usually choose one that has a chile relleno, and sometimes an enchilada or burrito. This one has the former and a tostada.

Mr Minx likes the beef tacos there, too. Maybe not so authentic with the crunchy corn shell, but pretty tasty.

I like that I'm not forced to face a plate of rice and beans, because, you know, tortillas are plenty enough carbs for me.

If you're not into the combo platter thing (all under $8, by the way), there are also fajitas, huevos rancheros, carne asada, and many other dishes to try. We've enjoyed everything we've tried there. It's not fancy, it's not pretty, but it's filling and it's good.

El Salto
8816 Waltham Woods Rd
Parkville, MD 21234
(410) 668-3980
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