|I tried the mandarin and|
Keith had the lime.
Keith and I had the day off and stopped into Chupacabra for lunch. Keith originally wanted to try the Beef Barbacoa taco, but was told that it was not quite ready yet. So he opted for the Al Pastor - a taco made from guajillo and pineapple marinated pork that was slow roasted on a spit - and the triple starred Borrego del Fuego. The three stars signify the very hot spice level of this taco made of leg of lamb meat marinated with habanero and spices. Despite the heat, he enjoyed the lamb taco better than the pork and was pleased overall.
I chose the more tame Pollo Sofrito tacos made with tender chicken simmered in sofrito and spices. They were topped with shredded radish and diced red onions that gave nice texture to the taco. The chicken meat was plentiful and very flavorful. One taco was enough for me, so Keith ate the other one. I also wanted to try one of the arepas and chose the plain queso fresco arepa. It was oozing with loads of cheese - just the way I like it. The corn cake was a lovely golden brown, thick, and crunchy. The arepa was quite filling by itself and the perfect compliment to the more spicy tacos.
To quote The Hill is Home, "The place is no-frills and perfect for those on a budget, but judging by these preliminary experiences, I think you won't be disappointed in the fresh and flavorful fare." I was very pleased with the food and the prices were decent (tacos are $3-4 each, arepas are $4-6 each, with other chef specials ranging from $6-9 each).
Total Rating: 4.13
Food: 4.5, Price: 4, Service: 3, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 5
What I ate:
♥Arepa Queso Fresco♥
Plus Keith ate:
Al Pastor & ♥Borrego del Fuego♥