It’s days like those when we need a spicy guiso.
No matter the weather, a taco de guisado verde from La Nueva Fresh & Hot is a bite worth having.
Get the guisado that heats you from the inside out. The pork is stewed with salsa verde before sitting in a fresh tortilla. The first bite will hit you with heat, and the spice that hits afterward will linger for a while. (It might make a spice wimp pass out; whether or not you handle heat, make sure your lips aren’t chapped.)
As you eat, the double tortilla may fall apart. This is a good reason to eat straight over the Styrofoam container (our visit was on a rainy day, so all of this mess happened inside a parked car). At that point, just look at it as it is — guisado — and tear off parts of your tortilla to scoop up the stew into the perfect bite.
The fajita (add 25 cents for that one) or asada (add 35 cents) is fine, and the carnitas is memorable.
Call ahead and order or step inside to stand in a line that has been well-distanced on multiple visits recently.
While some may feel the need to eat these as quickly as possible, right in the car outside the restaurant, you’re close enough to some Dallas parks to have a picnic on a non-freezing nor rainy day.
Bachman Lake is nearby (don’t freak out — it has gotten much better and safer in recent years). These days, covered outdoor seating is our ideal setting for a meal out, which makes a nine-minute drive smelling these tacos worthwhile. Head up to Webb Chapel Park, which has plenty of covered picnic tables.
La Nueva Fresh & Hot, 9625 Webb Chapel Road (Northwest Dallas). 214-358-7261. Open 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.