(60) Huarache with Cactus Salad @ El Huarache Loco

[Updated Post] Mmmmmm, my mouth it watering just looking at this photo. Huarache is a thin oval shaped tortilla filled with savory beans and lightly fried on a hot griddle, much like a Salvadorian pupusa. All the huaraches at El Huarache Loco come with the following toppings > sour cream, cheese, cilantro, onions & salsa. You can then add any of the following > alambre (steak with chorizo, bacon, grilled peppers, grilled onions, cheese), asada (grilled meat), cecina (?), huevos (eggs), mole & huevos, nopales (cactus!), papas con chorizo (potatoes w/ chorizo), pollo (chicken), sencillo (plain). It was a hearty breakfast after a morning of picking through some great finds at the Alemany Flea Market. It was a little greasy/heavy/hearty, tangy, mildly spicy, creamy, and tasty. Everything on their menu looks incredible (look below). Fun fact = it's shaped like the sole of a shoe, hence the name huarache, my favorite kind of sandals :)
Huarache with Cactus Salad @ El Huarache Loco. Photo credit: Kendra Aronson.
Menu @ El Huarache Loco. Photo credit: Kendra Aronson. 
Menu @ El Huarache Loco. Photo credit: Kendra Aronson. 
Huarache with Cactus Salad & Aguas Frescas @ El Huarache Loco. Photo credit: Kendra Aronson.
[Original Post] I'm going to the El Huarache Loco @ the Alemany Flea Market this upcoming Sunday and I  c a n n o  t  w a i t  to NOM their huarache (thick masa topped with nopales). El Huarache Loco opened a brick & mortar in Larkspur but their food truck still frequents the Alemany Farmer's Market on Saturdays & Alemany Flea Market on Sundays. This shot was taken at the San Francisco Street Food Festival, scope those taco juices in action! Below is their secret recipe....
Taco Juice. Photo credit: Kendra Aronson.
Huarache with Cactus Salad @ El Huarache Loco ($6.75)
1803 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939
Saturday > Alemany Farmer's Market 8 a.m.  - 3 p.m.
Sunday > Alemany Flea Market 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

(via 7x7)

2 pounds corn masa
Cactus, cleaned and diced
Tomatoes, diced
Onions, diced
Cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound refried beans
1 pound queso fresco
La crema
Guacamole or salsa

1. Place a ball of masa between two pieces of wax paper, and roll it out into a thick oval.

2. On a hot, oiled griddle over medium heat, cook the masa until bubbles begin to appear. Then flip to cook the second side. (Normally at this point, El Huarache Loco fries the huarache, but you can skip this step.)

3. Cook the cactus in salted water until it releases its viscous film, about 10 minutes. Drain, and add tomatoes, some onions and cilantros, and olive oil and salt to taste.

4. To serve, top the huarache with beans, queso fresco, la crema, guacamole or salsa, some more cilantro and onion, and cactus.


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