Chilebrown at home

Monday, January 9, 2017


This is a new year to continue the journey in search of the ultimate plate of Chileverde. We are visiting El Trompudo in El Sobrante, California. We are going on a hot tip from a friend. El Trompudo is located in an old Foster Freeze. It has been several different restaurants over the years. My understanding is the owners of El Trompudo got their start in the food truck trade. This brick and mortar has their own parking lot so 'Parking Karma' was not needed. Let's begin this new year with our fingers crossed.

The interior of El Trompudo is bright and clean. You place your order at the counter and your meal will be delivered to your table. The menu is small but my favorite go-to dish of Chileverde is offered. With your order you receive a small basket of tortilla chips. You are pointed to the direction of a salsa bar. I love salsa bars. This salsa bar looks fantastic. There is a creamy avocado, roasted chile, pico de gallo,  tomatillo ,dried chile and pickled vegetables for your pleasure. They all taste very good but none are very hot. Our plates were delivered quickly.

This plate of Chileverde looked fantastic. It was a generous plate of cubed pork swimming in a flavorful green gravy of chile love. A very big bonus was the in-house made tortillas that accompanied this dish. The dishwasher duties would be easy because I cleaned this plate very well. Was this the ultimate plate of Chileverde? It comes very close. My only wish was this plate had more chile flavor and heat. This minor critique will spark the continuation of my journey. I would like to mention the prices. They are more than reasonable and a very good deal for a delicous comforiting lunch.The journey continues in search for the ultimate Chileverde but we shall not hesitate to return to El Trompudo. Thumbs Up.

El Trompudo
3850 San Pablo Dam Rd,
 El Sobrante, CA 94803


Big Dude said...

We are big fans of chile verde and glad you found a good one.

Chilebrown said...

Big Dude, The house made tortillas are bonus points in the comfort category. Trompudo will be put on the lunch rotation.

Three Dogs BBQ said...

I have only had chile verde twice. But, I did find the best I have ever had at a restaurant in Niagara Falls last month. Good stuff. I will continue to explore.

Chilebrown said...

Three Dogs BBQ, When you finally get a plate of good Chileverde you will be hooked. It is a combination made in heaven. It is specially fantastic when it is made with Hatch peppers. Good luck on your journey.

Zio said...

The best chilie verde I have found in Dallas so far comes from Zia's kitchen :)

Chilebrown said...

Zio, I hope to someday sample a plate from Zia's kitchen.