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Old 12-20-2007   #31 (permalink)
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Good news-this is just a short walk from our condo. I'll probably be able to smell it from the balcony!
Yet another reason, eh?
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The waiter (who was a waiter at the old location on Calle 1 Sur) told me that the old location was no longer affiliated with the "real" HC de Monterrey and that the only two locations are the one on Constituyentes and the one on CTM.
Thank you for keeping track of the meat. You do a great job on the "meat beat!"

This part of your report, however, is disturbing. I don't need ANY "drama" with HC.

Do I smell a whiff of trouble as a subtle undernote to the aroma of grilled animal flesh?
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I said the exact same thing to Michael last night! And lucky us, living a block away. Woohoo!!
GOOD! I'm can get something good to eat on my way to stalk you!!
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Old 12-20-2007   #34 (permalink)
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Thank you for keeping track of the meat.

This part of your report, however, is disturbing. I don't need ANY "drama" with HC.

Do I smell a whiff of trouble as a subtle undernote to the aroma of grilled animal flesh?
I thought what he meant was that the old location was no longer going to be HC de Monterrey. Michael says it has been closed for over a week. I don't know for sure, though. All I know that although the place has a different ambiance, the food tasted the same.

And it's closer to my house. Did I mention it is closer to my house?
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I did not know that there was a second new branch of HC de Monterey on Constituyentes. I saw the one on the CMT and that was the only one that people talked about. I must have driven by the Constituyentes site last week at least a dozen times and never noticed it.

It seems that this corner where the MEGA sits is becoming a major center for good eats with El Fogon, Huaraches, Pesca, el Natural and now HC de Monterey all in one corner. Kind of like a Playa food court.

And don't forget Nativo, just a few doors up 30th
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And don't forget Nativo, just a few doors up 30th
When did they start selling arracharra at Nativo?





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[quote=StewartG;1014905]When did they start selling arracharra at Nativo?

No arracharra, but as Dpreefer said, this corner is "kind of like a Playa food court".
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When did they start selling arracharra at Nativo?

No arracharra, but as Dpreefer said, this corner is "kind of like a Playa food court".

I know, I was just playing...
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I know, I was just playing...
You are just being silly now.
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Tried the new HC the eve before I left (after Heather filled me in on the news which I would have otherwise overlooked, phew.....) and as everyone else said already- all good.
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We went to HC on 30th last night for dinner. I figured if Heather was thanking Baby Jesus because a new HC was near her house it should be on our to do list. I have to say that the food and service ewas excellent. We boith had the National Flank dinner and it was wonderful ... especially the way the meat was seasoned.

If you don't speak spanish make sure to bring your dictionary. And whatever you do, don't taste the non-descript little plastic cup of steak sauce the bring with your meal. They had to call the fire department to put out the flames in my mouth!
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And whatever you do, don't taste the non-descript little plastic cup of steak sauce the bring with your meal. They had to call the fire department to put out the flames in my mouth!
You lightweight

That's an important part of the whole flavour experience, and not to be missed. It's not a hot salsa really - mix it with the cream a bit and you'll acclimatise.

Now the whole green chilli can be hot, sometimes not, sometimes it's more fruity - it's Russian Roulette with organic bullets. Me gusta.
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And whatever you do, don't taste the non-descript little plastic cup of steak sauce the bring with your meal. They had to call the fire department to put out the flames in my mouth!
Mmm...

FWIW, that sauce is not very hot, IMHO. There are joints all over playa with salsas that are MUCH hotter (essentially blended habanero).

If you are used to spicy food at all, the salsa at HC is pretty mild. I would say no more than 5000 or 8000 Scoville units, max.
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Is the old location on Calle 1 closed? I will be staying in Playacar, and love the short walk for quality food. Wondering if I will have to drive over to the new location.
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You lightweight

That's an important part of the whole flavour experience, and not to be missed. It's not a hot salsa really - mix it with the cream a bit and you'll acclimatise.

Now the whole green chilli can be hot, sometimes not, sometimes it's more fruity - it's Russian Roulette with organic bullets. Me gusta.
Hehe- reminds me of the taco sauce of Las Portales, the green one.
Most of the time it would be more or less like green tomato sauce....... only very few times like hot sauce.
There was one week where I'd stop there many times at night on my way home- five nights straight I got the tomato version. On the sixth night I put TONS on my tacos- the first bite showed me that tonight was HOT night. I thought I'd die........
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