Tuesday, July 29, 2014
El 7 Marez...A Gem in Little Mexico, Tulsa
There are plenty of authentic Mexican eateries in the Little Mexico part of town in Tulsa. But if you're expecting processed, over greasy, Tex-Mex, you're in the wrong part of town. Fresh, clean, and simple flavor profiles are what you'll find at El 7 Marez (which actually translates to The Seven Seas).
On a weekend, Tulsans typically enjoy a nice Bloody Mary or Mimosa of sorts as a choice of beverage to accompany their brunch. But if you're in Little Mexico (21st and Garnet area), specifically El 7 Marez, you'll want to indulge in the tasty Michelada. It's your choice of Mexican beer, with Clamato juice, spices, and beer with a salted rim. I usually squeeze some lime juice in mine as well. It's served over ice and man is it good...I mean BUENO!!!
My brother chose the burritos with their signature white queso with green chilies sauce. It comes with rice, beans and a few extra condiments like pico de gallo, a scoop of guac, and sour cream.
I chose the traditional Mexican "weekend" stew, Menudo. I love it...but it's not for everyone. The main protein is...yes, beef stomach. It's tasty and if you don't want the protein, just tell them you want the soup alone...it's made with a red chili pepper base and comes served with lime, chopped onions, and chopped cilantro on the side as well as crushed oregano and crushed red chili peppers.
I also ordered tacos, the classic carnita tacos. Fresh, amazing, deep flavors...it doesn't get any better than this. Oh, and I also ordred tacos al pastor, which is spit-grilled meat, in Mexican cuisine it's usually pork.
Tripe Beef Taco
Tacos al Pastor
Tripe Beef, Al Pastor, Carnitas = triple the taco gooness :-)
This place is awesome. They do speak English, well enough to know what you want, they're kind, friendly and know how to cook. Buen provecho!