THE DISH: Carne Asada Enchiladas from Oaxaca

The Fourth Avenue spot serves a cheese smothered enchilada with bring juicy chunks of steak for $2.95.

If you haven’t stopped by on Fourth Ave., you really should.

This hole-in-the-wall-chic spot, between President and Carroll streets, knows how to make fresh, traditional Mexican food, which they believe brings their customers a “little taste of Mexico.”

You can walk out of there only spending $10 for a legitimate meal. And if you don’t eat as much as I do, then maybe even $5.

Oaxaca’s produce, meats and dairy are whenever possible purchased from local, organic and sustainable sources. But, that means nothing to me unless it tastes like it and the portions are not disrespectfully small and here, the taste is seriously delicious and the plates are respectfully filling.

Although their tacos are awesome, their enchiladas are a good call when you want something bigger and cheesier.

The carnitas enchiladas (braised pork) are great, but the carne asada (grilled steak) as a filling is a great choice.

The pieces of steak are big, juicy and charred just enough.

The enchiladas are baked with cheese (tons of it where it’s almost too much, but then again that’s not even possible) and topped with their salsa, which is homemade from scratch. They also throw on top, just for good measure, onion, cilantro, guacamole and sour cream.

I’d suggest getting three ($9.95) and it also comes with rice and beans.

What’s your favorite Oaxaca dish? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Victoria Hart Glavin August 04, 2012 at 02:53 PM


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