You know there’s new taco competition in town, out in WLR. Local Lime is serving up gourmet Tex-Mex with fucking supremacy. This has unintended but outstanding consequences. As a result of said supremacy, taco incumbents had to step their game up.
As a native Memphian, I grew up on queso from El Porton. I seriously have a friend named Wooster who ate the white queso from El Porton with a spoon. We went their often to say the least. Back to my point, I went to The Porton over the weekend and I was flabbergasted by the menu.
The only way I can put this is that El Porton changed their menu, I mean they turned the swag on and classed the fuck up. A quick glance over the menu and you’ll notice the type face and design is noticeably more glamorous. They’ve organized it and have tapas. TAPAS. Is there anything more classy than tapas? I mean really! A dedicated tacos page, more pork, more and better everything.
Shewolf and I went for tacos. The bar has been set around town so it wad time to square up the pot. She ordered shrimp tacos. They came out with a pop of purple cabbage. Generous portions of shrimp adorned the corn tortillas. She didn’t share a single bite.
I ordered chorizo and carnitas tacos. The chorizo wasn’t too greasy and had a great flavor. I dressed it with Valentinas. The carnitas was really good. Large tender chunks of pork seasoned right dressed with pico and fresh japs. Team, the tacos were no joke.
Looking back, I am ready to go back to El Porton. You will be seated quickly and have a fantastic meal. While it is not operated like Local Lime nor does it use the same caliber of recipes, El Porton does deserve a spot amongst top local Mexican fare.
Later y’all. You can probably find me balls deep in a bottle of Tapatio or snorting a line of Cholula.
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