Monday, April 23, 2007

La Verdad Joins "Dice-Kay" as Newcomer to Fenway

Pictured above: Chile Relleno Tacos - roasted poblano peppers with Monterey Jack cheese, batter fried. Muy bueno! Pictured below: Passion Fruit Margarita. Tart and tasty!

Inside Fenway Park, the buzz might be all about Daisuke, the Red Sox's hot new pitcher. But outside on Landsdowne Street, everyone will soon be talking about the tasty tacos at La Verdad. There are 10 mouth watering open-faced options to choose from, at a mere $2.50 each! Flavor combinations range from Carne Asada (grilled skirt steak, carmelized onions, guacamole and salsa ranchero) to Pescado (Encenita style fried fish with avocado purée, marinated cabbage, crema, salsa cruso and chipotle mayonesa), my personal favorite. You can sit down in the restaurant and have a nice cold Mango or Passion Fruit Frozen Margarita with your dinner or walk up to the taqueria take-out window and get your order to go.

There are a couple items that must be mentioned aside from the tacos - the creamy Guacamole and super crunchy Tortilla chips and the Maiz Asado - grilled corn, mayonesa, cotija cheese and chile spice. It's the most delicious corn on the cob you will ever have - unless you've been to Toro, one of co-owner Ken Oringer's other restaurants in the South End. It's on the menu there as well although intended for this Mexican "street food" restaurant he and partner, Michael Ginor, have been dreaming of opening for years. Ken Oringer is known for his upscale, award-winning culinary creations at Clio while Michael is the owner of Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Both have been involved in the high-end food scene for many years, however they love street food and wanted to try something different. And we're thankful. Their passion shines through in the food. And the reasonable prices make great food accessible for any budget. You can easily fill up for less than $25. 3 tacos, corn and a drink will do you just fine. Let's hope Daisuke does as well as La Verdad this season.

La Verdad
1 Landsdown Street, Boston


Anonymous Donna said...

I'll probably still get my 2 Fenway Franks when I go to a game, but I think I could use some taco appetizers first. This place sounds great!

8:43 AM  
Anonymous CantCook said...

I can't wait to go back to this place for some of that corn - cortija cheese - gotta remember that one. I think the tacos with the peppers were my favorite. I would like to eat eight.

4:28 PM  
Blogger One Food Guy said...

Those chile relleno tacos look phenomenal! I think I may have to go Friday night. Go Red Sox! Go Tacos!

9:22 AM  

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