Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Los Portales, 25-08 Broadway, Astoria

If you look through the window of Los Portales, you'll see a big pot of mysterious meat, with sausage & onions bobbing alongside.  If you ask about this inside, you'll discover that it's marinated veal flank steak.  Sit down & try some of the excellent, diminuative tacos (veal a speciality), all priced at $1.50 each.  Fresh, homemade tortillas, with lime, onion & radish garnishes, & a good sprinkle of chopped cilantro, make these little tacos a delight.  Oh & the red & green sauces are great, especially the subtle, smoky red.  Los Portales is pleasingly decorated - pretty sparse, with some old black & white photographs of Mexico & a big TV in the back.  Really nice staff, good atmosphere, & terrific food.  Want to go back & try some other things on the menu.