We get lunch from these guys often enough that I figured they deserved a page. La Cazuela is in Rogers Park, and when the weather is nice they have one of the nicest patios in the city. Once, I had a giant plate of octopus and garlic there! Seriously, pulpo al ajo, just little purple octopods and copious amounts of garlic over a little rice. It was marvelous! So tender and absolutely perfectly cooked. It was a special and I haven’t seen it on their menu since, but trust me when I say it was just awesome.
Anyway! Shrimp tacos. That’s what I usually order from them. Their fish tacos are also stellar, and Tonya got their ceviche today which also looked amazing. It’s just a little family owned storefront taqueria, but those are the best sometimes, right? If you go, I recommend the guacamole, and also order extra of the orangey salsa, I have no idea what’s in it, but it’s like crack.
The best thing about it is I never feel guilty about these little shrimp tacos. There’s no cheese, no sour cream, no rice or beans. Just perfectly cooked shrimp with peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro and spices. They’re in corn tortillas instead of flour. Simple and perfectly delicious.
Man, do I love drawing food. :) Draw what you love, right?