(Please note that the print version of my review has the wrong address. Mariachi de Oro is at 11417 Maple Ridge Road, Medina. We regret the error.)
There's a taste of Oaxaca available to those who venture into Medina's Mariachi de Oro, which I reviewed in today's News. A seafood cocktail of shrimp, octopus, avocado and more in a bracing citrus marinade is one of the dishes that owner Leonel Rosario said harkens from his family's hometown, near the Pacific Coast.
I didn't try it, but I did enjoy the pork in chile verde (above, photo by Harry Scull), rich pork shoulder simmered in a sauce of tomatillos, chiles, cilantro and more. The beans surprised me with their heartiness and depth of flavor.
There's more pork in the carnitas tacos, tender enough to satisfy, even if you're a picky kid who regards any sauce besides ketchup with suspicion.