I don't know about you but I love me some crunchy fajitas! Being from Texas, I have been known to make my carnies a little well done. In my later years, like now, I have learned to enjoy the more red, less cooked variety though. An old amigo turned me on to El Nuevo Mexico Restaurant. It's in a weird strip mall where Lamar and Anderson Lane meet. It's a simple and charming place, the kind you take your abuelita to on a Sunday morning (after Mass of course). I ordered the tacos al pastor and was into the "taco cousins" mood so I also went with fajita gorditas. I had their diner coffee. It was nice. I'm guessing it was either Nescafe or Folyers.
While I was waiting for la comidita I was hit with a *tortilla alert*tortilla alert*! Yup, the place makes fresh, hand-made corn and flour torts! In Austin that is hard to find. Most restaurants hang out con Los Lazies and buy them from a factory. Just kidding, they prally don't have an abuelita working at their shop or they just can't afford it. Aneejuays, here comes the food...
As soon as the fajita gordita got to the table I knew I was in for a treat! First off, the gordita masa was fresh, de maiz and lightly fried, not deep fried or on flour masa - the more traditional way. The fajita meat was crunchy on the outside yet tender on theee inside, with some nice peppery spices to give it a kick. Well just look at the photo down there. Yep, they good!
El Nuevo Mexico Restaurant - 3.5 Estars
911 West Anderson Lane
Closed until tomorrow 8:00 am - 9:00 pm (per their FB page)