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Old 04-17-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Panuchos

I am looking for a good place to get panucho's. They sound good but I don't think I have seen them on the menu anywhere we have been; or I just wasn't looking for them. Also, they seem like they might be similar to huarache's? I do like those! I tried to post this in the changarros y mas thread but it won't let me.
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I know there is a good hurache place across the street from Mega. I don't recall seeing Panuchos on a menu either although we did cook some at the Little Mexican Cooking School once.
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Thats the place we had huarache's too. We specifically went there for the huarache's so I didn't look at the menu to see if the had panucho's either. Did you enjoy the cooking school? I am thinking of doing that this year.
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I don't recall seeing that anywhere, but they look similar to these "tinga's" Cheryl had......



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Panuchos (Black-Bean-Filled Tostadas) Recipe | MyRecipes.com
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The pics make me hungry! So a panucho is the same as a tostada? This place is on Ave 30 and where? And thanks for the recipe!
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Just around the corner from Mega going north, same side of the street, cheap and good.
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A panucho is a tortilla that has been stuffed with a small amount of beans. Then you use that tortilla to build a taco. The panucho was created in Merida were you can find the best in the markets there. In Merida panuchos are made with pavo (turkey). I have had panuchos a few times here in PDC but they are typically made with pollo (chicken). There is a place on 30th Ave between 24 and 26 that sells ok panuchos but they are nothing like what you get in the markets in Merida. I don't remember the name of the resturant but it is in the lobby of a small hotel and you can see the menu posted on the sidewalk. Enjoy.
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Not sure if this is true but the story I was told is that there was a dude in Merida named Ucho and he would stuff his tortilla with beans before frying them. The word "pan" means bread of course so people started to call this creation the pan of Ucho or Panucho.

Man I miss the panucho's of Merida. I also miss the sopa de lima.
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A panucho is a tortilla that has been stuffed with a small amount of beans. Then you use that tortilla to build a taco. The panucho was created in Merida were you can find the best in the markets there. In Merida panuchos are made with pavo (turkey). I have had panuchos a few times here in PDC but they are typically made with pollo (chicken). There is a place on 30th Ave between 24 and 26 that sells ok panuchos but they are nothing like what you get in the markets in Merida. I don't remember the name of the resturant but it is in the lobby of a small hotel and you can see the menu posted on the sidewalk. Enjoy.
You reminded me of a sign I saw while walking down calle 8 from ave. 30 at about ave. 15........

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Good find Ranger, I will have to seek this place out. They also have salbutes, another favorite. Salbutes are similar to panuchos but they are not crispy and stuffed with beans like a panucho. Salbutes are a kind of fluffed up fried tortilla that is filled like a taco with pollo or pavo and some avocado, tomato and lettuce. Man I am getting hungry.
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I think Dona Mary on 30th Ave and 20 something has them.
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I think Dona Mary on 30th Ave and 20 something has them.
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Salbutes at Dona Mary weren't quite as good a couple of weeks ago as they were ---- a bit dry --- but still good.

Have no recollection of Panuchos on the menu, but might be there.
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Lindalou we had a great time at the school. It was a full day of eating,cooking, and drinking!
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Lindalou we had a great time at the school. It was a full day of eating,cooking, and drinking!
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El Jurado, the Huarache/Mixiote place next to HC de Monterrey across from Mega has closed, I believe. I was sad to see it go, loved that place.
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