CHINGŌN! Taqueria: Awesome in Any Language
Tell ya what… CHINGON is worth the drive (and a story). I’ve stepped away from stories because it seems like people really just want a quick couple blurbs and a couple photos. But today’s lunch was yummy fo’ sho’, and merits some extra foodie props!
The never-ending hunt to spend time with my spirit animals (tacos) led me to Leland, of all places, and it was a great dining experience at CHINGŌN! Taqueria.
“Chingon,” loosely translated in Spanish means “awesome” and this place lived up to the name!
Starting out with their steak fries, topped with carne asada, chipotle aioli, green onions, red and white cabbage, jalapeños and Chingon seasoning, this was the PERFECT appetizer.
This was followed by the Cali Burrito (Carne Asada, queso dip, Mexican rice, French fries, pico de gallo and guacamole) and a trio of “con todos” tacos with Carne Asada, cachete (beef cheek meat) and Lengua (beef tongue), which was an all-around awesome Sunday lunch in a clean, lively and fun place with great food, friendly service and drinks you’ll want to stay around to savor.
Drive to Leland and be CHINGON! because their food certainly is! Check out CHINGŌN! Taqueria, Leland online.
Contributing blogger: Ed Walsh grew up in Las Vegas, the son of an accomplished chef. Traipsing all over the world to more than 35 countries during a 21 year Marine Corps career allowed Ed to sample and appreciate all types of food from grass hut family dining to Michelin star rated fine dining restaurants. “I know my way around a dinner plate and I just like what I like,” he says. Asked what his absolute favorite dish from all of his international travels was, Ed quickly says it was his Mom’s spaghetti. Ed is single, and loves long romantic walks to the taco truck. He also loves spending time with awesome food – almost as much as he enjoys spending time with his awesome kids.