What’s in a name? Apparently for The El Felix in Alpharetta, Georgia it’s redundancy. While I cannot explain why it’s The El Felix and not simply El Felix, I can say that this nuevo Mexican restaurant seems to be made for unvegans like me. I had a tough time picking from all the great-looking meaty options, but when the waiter made a strong sell for the Tacos Al Pastor.
But these weren’t like the al pastor that I am used to in LA. Instead, these were made from crisp, slowly cooked pork belly and pineapple. They were pretty good, with some nice fatty flavor and solid caramelization, but the big winner here was the tortillas. These were made in-house and had just the right thickness and chewiness that one could ask for in a tortilla. Plus, they had spent just enough time on the griddle to get some brown crispiness to them.
The pork belly was good, even if a little oversold by the waiter, but the tortillas were really what made this meal. Next time the waiter may want to sell on those, but I can’t complain.