We went to the original D'Poly on 2nd Street - right at the Mexican border but they closed at 5 pm and we got there are 5:03 pm but the lady at the restaurant said that there was another one but only a Taqueria at 1101 Paulin only 1.5 miles north next to Hwy 111 so we drove there. I found out later that the Cocina Mexicana (aka restaurant) is busiest in the morning as they serve breakfast and lunch there and close at 5 pm. They say there are 3 restaurants but we haven't seen where the one in El Centro is yet and I think it closed down...I left them a message so hopefully they respond.
Once we got to the D'Poly Taqueria on Paulin, we went inside. D'Poly has been serving Mexican food in the Imperial Valley since 1998.
|Notice the smoker? They smoke all their meats there outside.|
We looked over the menu and decided to get (1) Pollo Asada Taco for Scott, (1) Carne Asada Taco for Sue, (1) Alambre meal which was a medley of pork, beef and bacon meat with onions and mushrooms and cheese platter with tortillas, and (1) platter of 5 Chili Gueritos Rellenos. This was probably our favorite dish of stuffed yellow chili with chicken and cheese inside. It was so light and yummy!! Now, I have to say a word about the condiment platter...HOT...yes, those sauces were so hot. The black mole was very hot along with 2 other sauces on each side of the mole. I didn't mind the red and green sauce on the far right with the spoons and the lime green sauce was actually a refreshing cucumber sauce that Scott really liked. Scott didn't eat any of the sauces. He said they were all too hot for him.
Mexican cuisine is primarily a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European (Spanish) elements added after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in the 16th century. Their basic staples are corn, beans and chili peppers. They also eat tomatoes, squash, avocado, cocoa and vanilla.
|Alambre meal (center) served with corn torillas|
and our tacos wrapped up on the top and bottom of the Alambre.
|3 of the 5 Chilis Gueritos Rellenos - YUM!!! Our favorite dish.|