Pueblo Viejo: Grilled Cheese, Mexican-Style

Where: Pueblo Viejo Mexican Family Restaurant, 107 James J. Freeland Memorial Dr., Historic Hillsborough, NC 27278. This restaurant is set in an historic home at The Shops at Daniel Boone, just off Exit 164.

GF Menu: No.

What I ate: Synchronizada (old-fashioned grilled tortilla sandwich)

How to order it: Can you determine whether a tortilla is made from corn? This is not a fail-safe method, but I think this note from Wikipedia’s entry on the two types of Mexican Tortilla (corn versus wheat) is helpful:

The two versions of the Mexican tortilla have different textures owing to the grains from which they originate: the maize version is somewhat thicker and heartier in texture, while the wheat version is less easily broken, due to its elevated gluten content, and therefore often larger in circumference.

Always double-check with your server to make sure your tortilla is made only of corn (and not wheat, or a blend of wheat and corn).

What it looks like:

Warm corn chips and fresh salsa (with chunky tomato, onion, and cilantro) with a side of fresh guacamole.

This may be my new favorite “grilled cheese sandwich”! Built like a quesadilla, the “Synchronizada” was a hot-off-the-skillet corn tortilla sandwich, filled with melted cheese, grilled chicken, fresh avocado slices, tomatoes, onions, and jalapeno peppers.

Green Note: Pueblo Viejo offers an outdoor garden and patio area with a sound stage for local performances and space for dancing under the stars.

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Published in: on September 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

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