Recently I was invited to Redondo Taqueria at Newport on the Levee for a tasting dinner. I've been many times before but was happy to revisit since it had been a while. (Dinner was free but all opinions are my own.)
Redondo is on the corner between Brio & Dick's Last Resort and has been there for a few years now - it was sort of a high turnover spot but Redondo seems to have established some roots. I think as the only Mexican restaurant on the Levee it does stand out.
We started out with a trio of salsas - with their fire roasted, grilled pineapple and guacamole ($4 for 3 salsas). The Grilled Pineapple was by far my favorite - I killed that bowl and left the rest. The fire roasted salsa and guac were fine but nothing special.
They also offered up a drink - which I wasn't really too keen on since I was driving home and the weather wasn't great - but I figured I would try it at least. I chose the Oaxacan Dream Margarita ($10) with Premium Silver Tequila, Agave, Cranberry, Pineapple Juice & Lime Juice. For me - it was too much tequila because I like everything else in there. I'm also not a fan of sugar on the rim - I'm a salty girl myself - but it was fine. I took a couple of drinks. If you like a sweet margarita - you'll like this.
Here was our tasting menu for the evening - nothing too exotic - but I'm always up for trying new things.
Here's another shot of that Oaxacan Dream Margarita...it's definitely BIG!
Lastly we got another taco - I really don't know what it was - by this point - it was getting harder to tell them apart. With the taco were black beans, refried beans and enchiladas. The beans were okay - not a lot of flavor - but I liked the refried better than the black.
The enchiladas were pretty good - they had sour cream on top and were baked. I really don't know if it was the chicken tinga or the beef machaca or both. They were fine - but again - just fine.
Why Should You Go? I really liked the carnitas and the pineapple salsa as well as the chicken tortilla soup - so those would be my recommendations. They've changed their menu quite a bit from my previous visits - the short rib app and the shrimp are gone but you can still build a burrito. All in all - it's pretty good. But definitely go for the Sangria Blanco - yum!!
The folks at Redondo also provided me 3 - $20 gift cards to giveaway! So be sure to enter so you can try the sangria too!
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