500BestSquareMexican Flag @ Taqueria La Noria

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“Noria” translates into Spanish as “water well.” This little Mesxican place just inside Mandeville actually has an old-time wishing well out front. The distinctive appetizer here is called “the Mexican flag.” The plate has grilled chorizo sausage on the left, charred Anaheim peppers on the right, and white cheese down the center. A big pile for $8, and larger than I expected for an appetizer–certainly big enough for two. A distinct change from the usual Tex-Mex canon.

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Taqueria La Noria. Mandeville: 1931 LA 59. 985-727-7917.

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