La Cumbre Taqueria
Sign Perplexes Burrito Analyst
- What do oysters have to do with needing a lift?
- Why is "Need a lift?" in quotation marks? Who's posing that question, the oysters, the kangaroo, or La Cumbre?
- Is this sign asking the oysters if they need a lift from a kangaroo, or alerting the customer the the presence of oysters and then asking the customer if s/he needs a lift that can be provided by said oysters.
- Either way, why would oysters need a lift in the case of the former, and what kind of lift do oysters provide in the case of the latter?
- Why would a kangaroo be a logical mode of transportation for oysters? I understand that kangaroos have pouches, but wouldn't osyters be transported more efficiently by putting them in a bag and driving them somewhere?
- Why does La Cumbre Taqueria seem to be the only taqueria that stocks oysters?
- Does La Cumbre sell many oysters?
- Does La Cumbre even really have oysters?
My query of this sign could probably go on. If I'm missing an obvious joke here, someone please let me know.
Mini-Me Oversees Chopping Operation
La Cumbre Taqueria is the first taqueria I've been to so far where they chop the steak and chicken to order. As anyone even superficially versed in the culinary arts probably knows, cutting meat too prematurely causes the juices to run out, and the meat to dry out. Waiting several minutes to cut the meat after removing it from heat allows the juices to settle within the meat, and not as much is lost when the meat is finally cut.
It was very refreshing to see La Cumbre utilize this technique. The result in my Carne Asada super burrito was a juiciness and tenderness of the meat that I hadn't experienced since Anna's Taqueria. The rest of the ingredients were pretty average, and made for an average burrito overall, but points are definitely awarded for La Cumbre's culinary prowess.
Welcome To La Cumbre Taqueria
An aside: Perhaps I should be more cautious about making comments regarding the proximity of certain taquerias to my residence, should any overzealous Burrito Blog readers try to triangulate the location of their local Burrito Analyst.
Nevertheless, La Cumbre Taqueria - shown here amidst the captivating nightlife of the Mission - was a must try.
Also, one time I met a guy at La Salsa who claimed that his brother owned La Cumbre. That statement has yet remained uncorroborated, however I see no reason not to give him the benefit of the doubt.
To take a look at the menu here.