Have Your Cake (and Tacos, Too) at Camino de Michoacan

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 10th 2011 261 1

A few nights ago, I was craving tacos, but my beloved Fuego Maya was closed for the night. Dejected, I headed down Macon, considering my options. That is, until I came across Taqueria Camino de Michoacan, a brightly lit beacon of deliciousness.

The restaurant was almost empty, save for a few families chowing down on tortas and watching the TV that was playing a Spanish-language game show that had something to do with hatching a dinosaur egg.

As soon as we sat down, our waitress brought a basket of chips and a trio of salsas – one mild, one spicy and green, and one super hot and sweet.

The menu is extensive. There are basics (like tacos, enchiladas, tortas), but there are a bunch of unique, authentic dishes (like the seafood surprise soup). I got combination number seven: one pastor taco, one chicken enchilada and a cheese quesadilla with beans and rice.

Combination number seven from Camino de Machoacan

It was basic, but delicious. I liked the brown sauce on the enchilada – it wasn’t hot, but the flavor complimented the chicken nicely.

But the true highlight of Camino de Michoacan is the panaderia.

Reaching for deliciousness at Taqueria Camino de Machoacan

Rather than being located next to a bakery, Camino de Machoacan has put one inside the restaurant. An entire wall is lined with bakery cases full of empanadas, breads, cookies, donuts and cakes.

I got a few squat, triangular slices of cheesecake. It’s not overly sweet – it tastes like it’s been made with sour cream and cream cheese. The crust is thin, doughy perfection.

Corn rolls and cheesecake from Camino de Machoacan, Memphis, Tenn.

Most of the entrees at Camino de Michoacan run between $7 and $15. Two people can easily eat dinner and pick up a bagful of baked goods for around $25.

Go There:

Taqueria Camino de Michoacan

3896 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38122-2317
(901) 458-5550

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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Victor says:

    Food is tasty, but the bakery is just delicious!

  2. Brandon says:

    Very highly recommended! The Lengua en salsa verde (beef tongue in green sauce) is amazing.

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