The quest for the 'Gold Standard' of chileverde is a long and tasty journey. Living in the Bay Area we have numerous choices of Mexican restaurants to dine at. 'La Selva Taqueria' plans to set up a food booth at the local Richmond Farmers Market. One of my duties as manager is to see if this restaurant will be a good fit for our market. It is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Ms. Goofy and I will be dining at this new (to us) tacqeria. Spoiler-Alert: There is no chileverde on the menu.
La Selva Tacqueria is located on 23rd Avenue in Richmond California. This neighborhood has many Mexican restaurants to choose from. It also is located in a neighborhood that has a reputation of being, how can I delicately put this, but rough. I have driven by this place numerous times and never have stopped. The front is very plain except for the signboard out front. We find a parking spot right across the street. Has my parking Karma returned? A still warm bbq griddle is situated on the side patio. We walk through the door to a beautifully muralled establishment. Somebody has spent a lot of effort and time to paint colorful scenes on the wall. You proceed past a well stocked salsa bar to the counter and place your order.
The size and volume of our food was humongous. The plates looked fantastic, like a painting with all the sides of salad, rice and beans. My chicken was moist with flavor from the grill. Warm corn tortillas filled with chicken, with a dabs of the many offerings of salsa made for a most satisfying taste treat. Ms. Goofy needed both paws to lift her plate of grilled beef filled burrito. She was very happy with her choice. She also took half of it home for further noshing.
La Selva Taqueria is a fantastic Mexican food find from Richmond California. Great tasting food with ultra reasonable prices. Come hungry or be prepared to bring a lot home. We hope they will be vending in the near future at the Richmond Farmers Market. Goodbye for now because I need to take a nap.
La Selva Taqueria
1049 23rd Aveneus