Tortilleria Nixtamal – review
Having see Guy Fieri on his show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives gave the nod to this joint, we just had to come here even though it’s in Corona!
We were at the resto on a Thursday afternoon around 2:30p.m. and we had to wait 10 minutes for a table.
The resto is vibrant with brightly coloured interior of red and bright yellow. It was full with patrons happily munching away on their tacos.
The first time I had pozole was in Puerto Vallarta almost 2 decades ago and that time, it was with pig trotters! Here, it’s only pork shoulder but there was still plenty of fatty meat! In spite of that, the soup was bland! Good thing that it came with shredded lettuce, sliced radishes, chopped raw onions, a wedge of lime and a very greasy, deep fried tortilla. Unfortunately, even all these goodies couldn’t lift up the soup as it was only slightly less bland.
I love tamales and had to sacrifice a couple of tacos to have some tamales. I ordered the mole chicken which was fantastic – good flavour, heat, and generous portion of chicken. The second tamale was spicy chicken and beef and this was a bit ordinary compared to the mole chicken. Not at all spicy!
Since I had already ordered so much, I only had room for one shrimp taco! This was the BOMB! Plenty of perfectly cooked shrimps paired with cubes of tangy, sweet mango. A definite food-gasm!
Hubby had the pastor, carnitas, and pulled pork tacos. He preferred the pulled pork while I loved the carnitas.
The waiter recommended the large sized Victoria beer which he said was perfect for 2 people so we ordered it without asking the price. The bottle is 1.2L and imagine our surprise when we saw the bill that the beer was $20! Definitely a minus on the “Value for money” front!
The toilet was functional!
This was authentic Mexican food although they must have had an off-day with the pozole which was a major disappointment.