Today's journey in search of the killer Chile Verde brings us to 'Cinco De Mayo' restaurant located in Concord California. I received a hot tip from a fellow co-worker. He claimed that I would not be disappointed. 'Cinco De Mayo is located in a small strip mall. When you walk through the door you will be greeted by huge colorful murals on the wall. You place your order at the counter and your meal will be brought to your table.
An impressive salsa bar is located next to the counter. There are numerous chile concoctions. Pico de gallo, roasted peppers, tomatilla sauce, pickled peppers and several dried pepper salsa are there for consumption. I could of just ordered some chips and grazed this salsa bar. It was tasty and ended up being the highlight of the meal.
This chile verde looked very tasty. It was accompanied by home made corn tortillas. Unfortunately the taste did not deliver. The flavor was just flat. The meat was tough. It lacked pizazz. Maybe it needed some salt or lime to spritz it up. Luckily the salsa bar rescued this dish. I know it is a tough job, but I am looking and searching for the next dish of chile verde.
Cinco de Mayo
4115 Concord Blvd
Concord, CA 94519