Decepcionante en AlbanyAugust 3, 2011
I’ll translate for you gringos – the title means “Disappointed in Albany.” Several months ago a tiny Mexican market opened in our little town, much to the excitement of those of us enthralled with Mexican food. And the thing we were really looking forward to was the fresh burritos, tacos, etc. they make on the premises. I have visited the market a couple of times, but until last night, had not ordered any of the hot food. The market is, as I said, very small. But they have a ton of dried chiles, many of which I’d never heard of, along with lots of Mexican brands of foods, great corn tortillas, Mexican cheeses and sausages, canned foods, and drinks. But it was the hot food we were really looking forward to trying. They even have a nice menu to look at now, and so my mouth was watering as I tried to order some food last night. They have no space to eat at the market, so I was calling in an order to pick up. The phone was answered with an “Hola?” I said I wanted to order some food to pick up. The woman responded with some lightning-fast Spanish and hung up the phone. Not to be deterred, I then drove down to the market. The menu, and the sign on the door, said they were open until 10:30PM. But when I tried the door, it was locked, and no one was inside. Needless to say, immense disappointment set in. I really hope this was an anomaly and at some point we’ll be able to try the delicious-looking menu items; burritos, tacos, tamales, empanadas, and tortas, all stuffed with steak, chicken, carnitas, even tongue (very authentic). We’ll keep you posted. Try not to burst with anticipation.