September 22nd, 2009
In keeping with our mandate to add ever fresher, more authentic, exciting items to our menu, we have been producing our own fresh made corn tortillas and tamales. The extra effort that is required is well worth it and pays out in spades with fresh flavour. We would like to send out a special thanks to all our guests who have noticed and commented on the wonderful traditional flavour these items have added. At present we are making tamales early in the morning and we are offering both chicken and beef tamales either as a sampler dish or a lunch meal. We’ve had guests in from Mexico recently and I quote, “Todo muy rico!” and “Those are the best tamales we’ve ever had!” We make the corn tortillas twice daily to maintain freshness: both before lunch and before dinner. The corn tortillas are featured in dishes like the Enchiladas Suiza and offered as an option for all the Taco and Enchilada dishes we serve. Please try them if you haven’t already.
We’ve also begun Daily Features, which are either items from the menu that we wish guests to try at an introductory special price or new items that the kitchen staff have been perfecting over the last little while. We’ve been attempting to push the envelope a bit with a little more exciting ingredients like our Tlaxcalan-style Steak Sandwich (carne asada steak strips with fried nopale cactus strips on garlic toast), or Pork Tacos Puebla (shred pork braised with Chipotle Salsa with shred nappa cabbage, cheese, our new and improved Salsa Verde and crema fresca), or Achiote Roasted Lamb Enchiladas (slow roasted lamb marinated with achiote paste and citrus juices shred and rolled in corn tortillas with cheese and napped with enchilada sauce).
September being the month that most come back from summer holidays we decided to help extend vacations with special Free $10 Certificates for our over 1800 Club Palapas Royalty Rewards members that we mailed out at the end of August. If you have not signed up for our free Royalty Rewards program it is never to late, and just ask any of our present members how many cash certificates they have received over the last year. The program has been a real hit and many people have commented on how much they enjoy it. Just sign up with one of our staff on your next visit. And remember a portion of each bill goes into our Palapas Shelter Fund. Please check on the Shelter Fund page of the website for more info or click on the logos under Shelter Fund Partners on each of our web pages to link to more information.
‘sta la vista,