If you are craving traditional lamb barbecue or just a hearty Mexican meal, you don’t have to look any further than Aqui es Texcoco – one of only five San Diego restaurants certified “Authentic Mexican” by the government of Mexico! Otherwise known as barbacoa-style lamb, lamb barbecue is a mouth-watering specialty that is enjoyed in many regions throughout Mexico. With all of the lamb barbecue selections on this menu, you will be sure to return again and again to experience every dish!
What is Lamb barbecue?
Lamb barbecue is a tasty adaptation of the traditional barbacoa-style meats popularized in Mexico. Customarily, natives cooked the head of a cow over a pit-barbecue for many hours and shredded the meat. This cooking method gave the meat a distinct flavor with an unbelievable tenderness, which prompted natives to experiment with different types of meat such as lamb and pork.
Traditionally, lamb barbecue is a two-course meal that begins with a lamb soup made from meat drippings and is finished off with the barbecued meat itself as well as tortillas. Due to the consistency and flavor of lamb meat, it is no surprise that it is one of the top barbacoa-style dishes. At Aqui es Texcoco, lamb barbecue is offered in a variety of ways, which may make it hard to choose just one dish! However, you can rest assured that your lamb barbecue will taste fantastic no matter what selection you make.
Traditional Lamb Plates
If you are looking to experience a homemade pit-barbecued flavor that is simple yet savory, be sure to order the lamb plates or the lamb head at Aqui es Texcoco. Regular and large orders of lamb plates are offered and they are served with the customary small lamb broth and tortillas.
The lamb head is perfectly cooked and seasoned and is served with Mexican-style tortillas. To further satisfy your palate, the chefs add cilantro, onion, salsa and lemon for an extra burst of flavor. If everyone at the table is eager to try the lamb barbecue, consider ordering the family size for over two pounds of lamb that is sizzling with incredible flavor!
Tacos, Sopes and Enchiladas
You will also find several other lamb barbecue dishes on the menu that are both irresistible and unique. If you like tacos, you may want to try the authentic lamb tacos, which can be prepared soft or grilled with head, brain, rib and panchita. Needless to say, these tacos are anything but average! If you are an enchilada-lover, try a serving of three delicious enchiladas stuffed with tender lamb barbacoa. For those who want to try something a little more “out of the box,” the homemade sopes are an excellent choice. Sopes are thick tortillas topped with meat or beans that can be eaten as an appetizer or an entree. Try the sopes topped with scrumptious lamb meat for a flavor you will not forget!
For delicious and authentic Mexican food, stop in at Aqui es Texcoco its one-of-a-kind lamb barbecue! Whether you order your lamb with soup and tortillas or stuffed inside a savory taco, you will get to experience a true barbacoa-style meal – the best this side of the Mexican border!