|Restaurante Caracuaro (their photo)|
We had been to the Restaurante Caracuaro for comida with friends several years ago, and it seemed o.k. At the time, I preferred the food at Fonda Marceva, in Centro Morelia.
We have twice breakfasted recently at the smaller of two Restaurante Caracuaro branches, namely, the one on Paseo de La República, the peripheral highway on the western fringes of Morelia.
The other location is at Calzada La Huerta, on Carretera Federal 14, where the highway departs Morelia on its way to Pátzcuaro and beyond, just before the highway bridge going to Pátzcuaro. We haven't tried that location, although it appears more convenient, with ample parking.
The food is hearty and the two young waiters who've served us have been lively and spirited. We were brought freebies, the Tierra Caliente version of "amuse-bouche". The first breakfast visit saw queso ranchero, crema, two salsas caseras and a toquera each. Totopos (freshly made tortilla chips) are de rigeur. You will recall that a toquera is a slightly sweet fresh corn "latke". The toqueras at Caracuaro are sweeter than those that we had at Las Cocineras Tradicionales.
|Huevos albañil (O.k., but too soupy)|
On our most recent visit, the freebies flowed freely. This time we each got a steaming hot uchepo, one mound of freshly made, still warm* requeson, three salsas and some more queso ranchero.
|Uchepo exposed, with salsa roja|
|Chilaquiles con pollo|
It was probably the best Caldo de Res I've eaten anywhere. I was pleased that the menudo had not been available. I loved the soup, but confess that it was too much for me to finish the last spoonfuls of liquid.
|Caldo de res Caracuaro|
Cost: $$ Nuestra cuenta
Restrooms: clean and well maintained
Parking: limited parking in front, more on the side.
Wifi hot spot.
Location: Periférico de la Republica 3507, Colonia Mariano Michelena, Morelia, Michoacán.
(443) 274 17 53, 44 33 55 38 51. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org