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Off the Beaten Plate: Tacos de Nopales at Tortas Jalisco

Tacos de Nopales at Tortas Jalisco, 534 Frontier Road

Tacos de Nopales at Tortas Jalisco, 534 Frontier Road

September 4, 2012

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Tacos de Nopales at Tortas Jalisco, 534 Frontier Road

Tacos de Nopales at Tortas Jalisco, 534 Frontier Road

Off the Beaten Plate
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Tacos de Nopales

There’s a lot piled into the two tacos of Entree No. 36, the namesake being slices of peppery-tangy grilled nopales — or prickly pear cactus pads (prickly parts removed, of course). Joining the nopales are steak strips, grilled fresh jalepeños, onions, avocado and crumbled queso cotija, a salty white Mexican cheese.

Where to get it: Tortas Jalisco, 534 Frontier Road

What you’ll pay: $9.99 plus tax for an entree with rice and beans.

Try it with: A squeeze of fresh lime, and an order of Tortas Jalisco’s fried-to-order, specially seasoned, 100-percent corn tortilla chips.

Also on the menu: Various tortas (Mexican sandwiches), chilaquiles, Yucatan-style specialties, Mexican breakfast items and mezcal from restaurant owner Angel Alvarez’s hometown in Jalisco, Mexico.

Restaurant website: mexicanrestaurantlawrenceks.com

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