El Jardin Latino – Cinco de Mayo and all that.

It’s Cinco de Mayo. Who cares that Mexican people don’t celebrate the defeat of the French at Puebla? I will celebrate by eating Peruvian style chicken at a “mexican cafe”.

I went to El Jardin Latino for lunch today and got 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken, rice and beans for $7.99. It was very good food. I gave it 5 out of 6 points.

The chicken was a huge portion of food for the price and it was impossible to resist eating the skin (yep, I know it’s bad for me). I also got one Carnitas (pork belly) taco.  The carnitas were a little dried out – but i’d definitely come back for the chicken.

El Jardin Latino is really a Latin market with a Mexican restaurant (Rocoto Chicken) in the back.  This is so cool to me.  From this tiny 2,000 square foot market – you can:

wire money to Mexico and Guatemala

buy workboots and a cowboy hat

buy questionable herbal remedies and aphrodisiacs (woohoo!)

shop for Mexican, Peruvian, Guatemalan, Salvadoran and Brazilian food stuff

eat lunch