Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner: seven days
Open Late: 24 hours every day
24-hour Mexican restaurant.
Though other low-priced Mexican places seem to get more attention, El P. is consistently better in almost every respect. Sure, it's just a homely cafe, but the kitchen believes in flavor as well as value. The "small" menudo was a big bowl full of tripe. Though the broth was a bit thin (usually the tripe makes it thick), it was pleasantly seasoned, and the tripe was perfectly cooked. Huevos with chorizo came with well-spiced sausage, stirred into the eggs in small bits. The extra effort is especially reflected in the sides: the rice seems cooked with chicken stock, and the refried beans have exceptional flavor. Plus, they're smooth and soupy and don't stick to the roof of your mouth like library paste.
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