La Palmita Anotjitos Mexicanos: El Dorado County Foodie Find
The folks at La Palmita Antojitos Mexicanos have been serving up authentic Mexican dishes in their tucked-away restaurant off Broadway for the past three years. Besides a smattering of specials, they also offer a simple, no-fuss menu of daily offerings that run the gamut from tamales, tacos, and tortas, to burritos and quesadillas—all with your choice of meat (adobada, al pastor, asada, buche, carnitas, chorizo, chicharron, pollo, or lengua). On Tuesdays, they run a stellar taco deal where each one only sets you back a buck fifty. On a recent visit, however, I noticed a sign posted at their entrance advertising a Breakfast Burrito—served on weekends outside normal business hours. Having a penchant for secret menus, I decided to come back Saturday morning before a long day of errands. Though given the choice from any of their mouthwatering meats, I opted for the breakfast protein of champions: bacon, which was generously portioned and folded into fluffy scrambled eggs and cheese, savory pinto beans, and sliced country potatoes that were fried hash-like with peppers and onions. The hefty burrito was delicious, freshly prepared, and a mere $6.49. What’s more, the handheld morning meal kept me satiated until well past lunchtime. Buen provecho! La Palmita Antojitos Mexicanos, 1349 Broadway, Placerville, 530-391-3908, facebook.com/lapalmitaantojitosmexicanos.
by HEATHER L. BECKER