Sunday, March 22, 2009

Costa Azul

Yes, I have been pathetically slow at getting new posts up. I will try to do better, as I have some fun stuff coming up that I can blog about!

My last road trip took me to Tulsa. I met up with 3 friends--interestingly from 3 phases of my life (Tiffany from college and Applebee's, where we worked together, Becky who I met shortly after moving to Norman and who was my roommate for a year, and Anna, the newest friend and fellow foodie nerd.)

A coworker had told me about Costa Azul. She said they have the best tacos. Well, I love my tacos. I am not a huge Tex-Mex fan these days. I like it, but it's just not my favorite. Now tacos--they are akin to the street food you get in Mexico, and if they are the "real" thing, they are among my favorites. I much prefer Mex-Mex to Tex-Mex. We all found the place easily enough. It's located on 31st near Garnett, just off of 169. We were the only Caucasian people in the place-just as my coworker had told me. That bodes well, doesn't it? Anna and I both ordered the tacos--a huge bargain at $1.50 each. We both got carne asada, carnitas, and tacos al pastor. I think my favorite was....well, I don't know. They were all AMAZING. Carne asada is beef, flavorful, cut up in small pieces. I don't know how they seasoned it, but it was delish. Carnitas is fried pork. Not deep fried. Something similar to stir-fried? It was slightly crispy yet still tender, and again very flavorful. Tacos al pastor was made with roast pork. Juicy, tender, and again full of flavor. All tacos were served in homemade soft corn tortillas and sprinkled with white onions and cilantro. Simply. Delicious. Cheap. I could have eaten 6 easily, but 3 was just right. I was full without being miserable. I'll definitely go back to Costa Azul when I am in Tulsa!


linda said...

Sounds so good. Mexican is one of the foods that doesn't get done all that well up here in Vancouver

Jennifer said...

Linda, we have plenty of heavy Tex-Mex around here, but Mex-Mex is harder to come by. It's definitely what I prefer.

Avie said...

Guess what? I think I am going to go back this week! That place was ahh-may-zing!!!!

Can't wait to see you on Friday! We are going to come up with all sorts of blog-fodder this weekend! ^^