Have Your Cake (and Tacos, Too) at Camino de Michoacan
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taqueria Camino de Michoacan
3896 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38122-2317