Duncan Hines wrote:TAQUERIA GUADALAJARA
1033 S. Park St., Madison, WI, ; 250-1824
best and most authentic Mexican food in Madison
I am going to have to respectfully disagree with your recommendation. I went there last Wednesday evening for the second time - both times I had a chile rellano. Sadly, I found it to be comparable to the likes of LaredoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, La Hacienda, and Mi Cocina, etc. The pepper itself was soft to the point of not having any consistency at all. It was hard for me to tell the difference between the texture of the cheese and that of the pepper. I prefer the pepper to have a bit more texture to it. The sauce on the top was very good and the dish was not swimming in it, compared to some of the other restaurants in town.
As for the cheese - the moment I cut into the pepper, a river of molten cheese flowed out and mixed with the lake of beans and rice - followed closely by a bit too much grease for my liking. I ended up actually NOT finishing it... I cannot remember the last time I didn't finish a chile rellano!
I really dig the atmosphere at the restaurant, the waitress was great, and the other dishes that I sampled were great. Obviously I am not doubting the restaurant's authenticity, and as far as I know, perhaps they do serve a completely authentic chile rellano, in which case I guess I prefer the non-authentic, less cheesy version.
I am curious to try the one out at El Dorado - it's been quite a while since the last time I dined there.