Taqueria Veracruzana

One of Nachojawn’s dirty secrets is that nachos are not always my go to on a menu. For me, a good mole poblano is the best dish on the menu.

I’m not disclosing nachos, obviously. But there are times and circumstances when I order outside the nacho box.

One occasion was a recent trip to Taqueria Veracruzana, one of the OG’s in Philadelphia’s Mexican food scene.

As promised, I got the enchiladas mole.

They were ok, a clear second place to my favorites at Mole Poblano. The mole here had bitter chocolate notes that were just a bit off putting.

My go to for years here were the al pastor tacos. I’ll have to come back with Nachojawn Jr for his thoughts.


Special Report – Night Market

Night Market set up shop for its year-end finale right around the corner from the new Nachojawn HQ. There was no excuse not to head over and see what Philly’s best food trucks had to offer

With a name like Nach-yo ball, we had to order one up.

Tasty, if a bit unconventional as a taco.

Big order of pork and chicken dumplings went down quickly.

Little Miss Nachojawn got her Mexican corn on a stick with queso fresco.

I’d heard good things about Poi Dog’s chicken katsu, and the bowl didn’t disappoint. I could keep popping these back as long as the fryer was working.

Best pastor tacos in the city from Philly Tacos, which used to be the original Taquitos de Puebla. Now reopened in Point Breeze.

LMN got her quesadilla with Oaxaca cheese.

That’s supposed to be Little Noodle. Someone had a few of their cocktails while making the sign.

This random dude made a really good brisket.

Room for arancini? Of course!

Top it all off with a root beer float. Night Market is awesome – see you next year!

Jake’s – Richboro, PA

We are in the heart of soccer season for Nachojawn Jr. and his Palumbo Panthers. The other weekend saw us up in Holland, PA and a thrilling 4-3 victory over the CRUSA Crushers

After the game we decided to watch the first half of the Eagles game somewhere local. We stumbled on Jake’s and their loaded fries.

Bonus points for the chili pepper pot holder.

Eagles won, fries were eaten, good time was had by all.

Return to Loco Pez

Loco Pez is where it all began for this blog, and the whole Nachojawn family returned with FON’s Los Corazones Buenos and Los Kenzos.

These were still pretty awesome. It took us a long time to get seated so Nachojawn was un poquito borracho by the time we ate. We were also squeezing 13 people into a booth that seated maybe 8.

Good times!

New Wave Cafe

Apologies for the dearth of posts lately. It’s been busy times in Nachojawn territory.

We’re back though, with another in the series featuring Nachojawn’s new neighborhood.

New Wave Cafe has been in Queen Village for almost as long as Nachojawn has been on this planet. Have they figured out how to make good nachos though?

Well, no, not really. I’m not convinced that there’s a homemade item on these. Industrial salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Cheez out of a jar. Not the strongest effort from a neighborhood mainstay.

2.65/5 pickled jalapeƱos – eat these with El Entrenador de Campeones y La Carrera del Peloton

New Wave Cafe

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