Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cactus Silvestre Tex-Mex Restaurant - near UMBC

Cactus Silvestre is a small Tex-Mexican restaurant located just outside of the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus in Halethorpe, MD. 

My friend Pouloumi Banjeree has been raving about this restaurant's 99 cent Taco Tuesday special for a while and wanted to introduce me to this place.  So, I headed down with her to check it out.

Located in a strip mall at 5315 East Dr 
 (21227), you could easily miss Cactus Silvestre nestled among the many shops on the road.  Parking is  a little tricky too.  I suggest parking in a one of the lots on the street.  
Pouloumi couldn't wait to get her Taco on

Pouloumi and I both ordered four hard-shelled tacos filled with sapid chicken, delectable shredded cheese, crisp lettuce and Pico de Gallo (a relish of finely chopped jicama, cucumbers, radishes, onions, bell pepper, and oranges) and salsa on the side.  The Chicken was marinated and roasted in a rotisserie oven that gave it a somewhat sweet taste and tender texture. The Chicken itself made the taco. Pouloumi was right.

 Pouloumi ordered one Churro with her meal. A churro is a classic Mexican pastry resembling a doughnut or cruller and made from deep-fried delectable dough and sprinkled with sugar. The savory cinnamon sugar gives this enormous churro a heavenly flavor that will rock your taste buds.

- Charles
Cactus Silvestre Restaurant on Urbanspoon