This city is overflowing with Mexican restaurants, everything from green chile joints to taco trucks to gringified burrito-mongers. And from the outside, Tarasco's New Latin Cuisine, stuck in a South Federal Boulevard strip mall, doesn't exactly stand out.
Inside, though, hidden on a long list of dishes that include hot dogs, tortas and enchiladas, are specialties from Michoacan, a Mexican state located on the southwest coast -- home to Tarasco's owner Noe Vernudez.
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For this week's review, I ate my way through much of the Tarasco's menu, sampling both Michoacan fare and more run-of-the-mill offerings, washing them all down with the freshly squeezed juices that Tarasco's offers in place of alcohol.