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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