Blue Poblano Taqueria

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Blue Poblano Taqueria

Blue Poblano Taqueria

Some times fate leads you to places you may never have discovered otherwise.  Fate was definitely smiling on me this past Saturday.  It was my son’s 4th birthday party which started off with a birthday lunch at Chuck E. Cheese.  Definitely not the culinary experience I was expecting, but what more can you ask for with a 4-year-old?  After a fabulous visit to the zoo where we happened to be walking right next to the sea-lion exhibit at 3 pm when the zoo keepers came out and started feeding the seals and sea-lion.  We got front row view to see their splashing and tricks.  It was very cool!  After the zoo, our plan was to head over to Gourmandaise to pick up a birthday cake, when as we were driving down 300 S, we came up to a red light at 500 East.  I caught up ahead just to the right a sign that said Blue Poblano Taqueria.  Something about the place just gave out a cool vibe, and I quickly talked my family into going there after we picked up the birthday cake.  It really was a throw of the dice.  It could have been bad, but this is how you find diamonds in the rough.  Ladies and Gentleman, this was definitely my lucky day.

Interestingly enough I almost turned away after we had parked.  We parked in the back in a parking lot that wasn’t even Blue Poblano parking, as we were walking through the alley leading up to the place, the stairway leading up the kitchen was pretty disgusting.  There was oil everywhere and a few old cardboard boxes laying at the base of the stairs.  My father in law had second thoughts, but I was already dead set on trying this place out so we continued to the front entrance and into the restaurant.

Blue Poblano Menu

Blue Poblano Menu

The dining room wasn’t huge.  In fact the restaurant itself is makeshift in nature.  There are two different rooms, a kitchen in the back, and one unisex restroom off to the side.  Everything was clean however and well decorated.  It was Friday night around 6 pm and we didn’t have reservations.  The hostess put us in the outer room where there was lots of sunlight and with a cracked window, a nice breeze coming in from the West.  They put together 3 smaller tables to accommodate our group of 7 people.  The hostess even offered to take our birthday cake and put it in the fridge while we eat which was a nice touch.  The entire evening the service was top notch.  We never had to ask for refills, and the staff was quick and polite.

Chips and Salsa

Chips and Salsa

The chips and salsa was one of the 3 appetizers we ordered before our meal.  The salsa itself was fantastic as were the chips.  The chips were light and salty yet thick enough to handle dipping which was important since we also ordered a bowl of guacamole with our meal.

Guacamole

Guacamole

Green Chile Fries with Egg

Green Chile Fries with Egg

Oh man these fries were good enough to make even the hardest man cry.  Well fried and smothered in green chile sauce, crumble Oaxaca cheese, green onion, and a fried egg on top.  These were some of the best appetizer fries I’ve ever had, and were a hit at our table.  Blue Poblano doesn’t hold back on the flavor here.  They came well recommended from our server and didn’t disappoint.

Al Pastor and Beef Brisket

Al Pastor and Beef Brisket

Here are a few of the tacos that we tried.  They were absolutely amazing.  Really.  These tacos were so awesome, I almost do them injustice writing about them.  The one on the right was a beef brisket taco with some orange salsa, creme, cabbage, and cheese.  Both tacos came with a regular yellow corn, and also blue corn tortilla.  They were priced just right with how big they were at $4 each.  Our server recommended two per person, and that was the perfect amount considered the appetizers we had.  The taco on the left was al pastor in true Mexico City fashion with slow marinated pork and pineapple with all the fixing.  There wasn’t a lot of talking while we all eat our tacos, just a lot of silent eating and grunting.

Chicken Chilaquiles

Chicken Chilaquiles

Finally how can you not look at this picture of chicken chilaquiles and not go “woah”.  They weren’t really chilaquiles in the true sense since the chips weren’t really tossed in the chile verde.  I would put them closer to nachos than chilaquiles.  But no matter what name you call them, they were a freaking miracle of the food world.  I ordered mine with some delicious chicken on top and it was fabulous.

To close out the evening our hostess brought out the birthday cake and even had 4 candles to put on top.  It was such a wonderful evening and one of my new favorite Mexican joints in the valley.  Amazing food, you can’t go wrong here with anything, and cool location and great service. They are open for lunch and dinner so definitely check them out.

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