Monday, July 6, 2015

* Eating 52 Countries In 52 Weeks - Week 9 - MEXICO

And it happened. We had to finally play the Mexico wildcard on 4th of July because both the Jamaican and the Portuguese restaurants we targeted were closed for the holiday, and that is how we ended up at Pueblita Authentic Mexican Restaurant in Upland.

Pueblita is not just another Mexican restaurant. They serve traditional dishes from the state of Pueblo and the interior is tastefully decorated with subtle touches that exude the warmth and pride of its peoples.

It was comforting to browse a menu on which the food names were familiar while we sipped our sweet horchatas and dipped the fresh made corn chips into the hot sauce served in a miniature molcajete.

The single main dish of Mole Poblano de Pollo we shared was deeply delicious - probably the one of the best moles we ever had.

The smaller a-la-carta menu selections of Crispy Taco, Sope, Enchilada Roja, and Tamale made it easier to share a few more dishes and leave room for dessert. 

Although my heart was set on the apple cinnamon chimichanga with ice cream for dessert, finding out "chimichanga" means "thingamajig" and not a true Mexican dish, helped easily sway me in favor of cinnamon churros.

We left Pueblito grateful to the Mexicans for saving the day and our culinary adventure.

¡Muchos Gracias y Buen Apetito!

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