I’m not quite sure why I never got around to trying El Chaparro until a few days ago. Everyone I know raves about the place, and maybe you just have to have just the right beer buzz to say, “I need tacos and tamales . . . now.” And then someone says, “El Chaparro . . . now.”
I tried a tamale and a taco and thoroughly enjoyed both with their salsa. The tamale was filled such that there was an appropriate ratio of meat and cornmeal, which seems to be rare these days. Many restaurants are serving a cornmeal pie, with a little dot of meat or cheese inside, and that’s pretty unappealing.
The taco tasted of fresh ingredients and the soft shells seemed pretty fresh as well. Needless to say, I will be going back to try more items from the menu. I’m sorry it took me so long to try it out.