Monday, April 06, 2009

Hustling for Mango Guacamole & Grilled Pineapple Tacos

If Jeff liked this combination you know it has to be good. Known for his dislike of coconut, oranges and most things tropical, I was pleased to find Jeff loved our dinner at Bien Trucha Saturday night in Geneva, IL. He always loves Bien Trucha, but when he say the Guacamole of the Day included Mango, he wasn't so sure. After a successful appetizer, we had our favorite fish tacos and a new item to try -- pork tacos with grilled pineapple. Excellently prepare pork with subtle seasoning and a delectable think strip of fresh grilled pineapple down the middle made for a terrific pairing. We both thought it was fantastic, and worth the stress that trying to eat at Bien Trucha can cause. Those in the know realize that running is an appropriate action if you see other patrons getting close to the door. That is because the restaurant is so popular, and doesn't take reservations, so it is imperative to get your name on the list. We usually walk down the block and have a drink while we wait the 30+ minutes for a table to open up. Bien Trucha takes your cell phone number and will ring you when the table is free. But, spotty coverage can create anxiety for hungry diners like us, as was the case this time. We had been bumped down the list by patrons running for the door ahead of us and we weren't about to lose our spot this time. So, we ran from the bar and headed back to Bien Trucha, where luckily our spot was still held. Despite the drama, we both agreed the meal was more than worth it.