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Reader: Snout to lunch? Try El Taco Veloz

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Mark Antonation has been eating his way up Federal Boulevard, and this week reached El Taco Velez, where he spotted an offering rarely found at Denver's many and varied taquerias: pork tongue. "The tender and mild lengua -- rich with fat and hit with a quick caramelization on the grill -- proved to be some of the best and most lovingly prepared pork I've had anywhere along Federal Boulevard," he reports. See also: Pay attention to the signs at El Taco Veloz

And that's just one of the unusual meats on the menu. Says TheFabulousMarkT:

One of my favorite meat items at ETV is "trompas." This literally means "snout" or "trunk," but you will occasionally see other facial-related cuts included in this category.

("Trompas" is also shorthand for a longer term meaning "Fallopian Tube," but you're rather less likely to find those at a Denver-area taqueria) :)

Have you been following A Federal Case (you can access the archives here.) What are your favorite spots to eat on Federal Boulevard? What's the oddest food you've encountered there?


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