The world gets more complicated every day. In times like these, La Plaza Supermarket and Taqueria's Adrian Ortega, educated in seminaries in Mexico as a child, turns to Jesus.
When I’m feeling wayward and down, maybe because I couldn’t decide where to eat lunch, I find guidance in a paper tray of tacos at his west Cleveland taqueria.
Sitting alone, eagerly waiting, the sizzle of the exposed grill soothes my soul. In 10 minutes, chorizo, carne asada and al pastor — cooked in the Michoacán style — are in hand. A little pickled onions, spicy salsa (Ortega’s specialty) and avocado crema from the serve-yourself topping bar, and I’m gone. Happy again, whole again, thanks to a meal steeped in love and tradition. Truly a religious experience.
“Why I like tacos?” says Ortega. “They’re simple.” plazataqueria.com