Beets and orange salad – Nopalito

Beets and orange salad Nopalito

“Ensalada de betabeles y naranja”. Salad of beets, orange, pickled onion, queso fresco, chile de arbol, chile guajillo and lime. $6
Nopalito, San Francisco

I have never seen this particular combination of ingredients.  It’s SO good!  I think the queso fresco and chile powders totally make the dish.  The plate is bright and vibrant and the beets are oranges taste amazing.  Perhaps the lime wedge is over kill though, there’s already enough acid fromt he oranges and pickled onions.

Beef machaca – Taqueria Tlaquepaque

Beef machaca Taqueria Tlaquepaque
Scrambled eggs with shredded beef, refried beans with queso fresco, Mexican rice, and side salad.
Taqueria Tlaquepaque, Palm Springs CA

I really loved how rustic this dish was. You can’t get much simpler than scrambled eggs with shredded beef mixed in. They must have seasoned the beef with something prior to mixing it in with the eggs because it had such a great flavor! I will definitely come back and try more of their authentic dishes. I’ve had much fancier machacas (Nopalito’s in San Francisco for instance), but I like the simplicity of this preparation.

Margarita Taqueria Tlaquepaque
And brunch wouldn’t be complete without a Grande Margarita! Oh boy, this one was a doozy. It had a weird taste, and I was literally out for the next 3 hours.

Huevos rancheros – Taqueria Tlaquepaque

Huevos rancheros Taqueria Tlaquepaque
Eggs requested scrambled topped with ranchero sauce, refried beans with queso fresco, Mexican rice, and side salad.
Taqueria Tlaquepaque, Palm Springs CA

This taqueria was quite a find in Palm Springs! The prices were great and you get SO much food. The ranchero sauce was delicious – actually, everything on the plate was delicious!

Chips and salsa Taqueria Tlaquepaque
The chips and salsa that came with the meal were really good too. I preferred their red salsa, but the green salsa also had a great flavor. The dish of lemon and lime wedges did confuse me. I wasn’t sure if you were suppose to squeeze them over the food or the chips, so I did neither. Haha!