Reader: Snout to lunch? Try El Taco Veloz

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Pork-tongue tacos at El Taco Veloz.
Mark Antonation has been eating his way up Federal Boulevard, and this week reached El Taco Velez, where he spotted an offering rarely found at Denver's many and varied taquerias: pork tongue. "The tender and mild lengua -- rich with fat and hit with a quick caramelization on the grill -- proved to be some of the best and most lovingly prepared pork I've had anywhere along Federal Boulevard," he reports.

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Pay attention to the signs at El Taco Veloz

And that's just one of the unusual meats on the menu. Says TheFabulousMarkT:

One of my favorite meat items at ETV is "trompas." This literally means "snout" or "trunk," but you will occasionally see other facial-related cuts included in this category.

("Trompas" is also shorthand for a longer term meaning "Fallopian Tube," but you're rather less likely to find those at a Denver-area taqueria) :)

Have you been following A Federal Case (you can access the archives here.) What are your favorite spots to eat on Federal Boulevard? What's the oddest food you've encountered there?

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El Taco Veloz

400 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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ScubaSteve topcommenter

Go to any King Soopers deli and order slices of head cheese and you'll literally have just about every part of a pig all rolled into one sandwich slice.

Mantonat topcommenter

@foodcrazy I love properly made head cheese. Karl's Deli carries a pretty good version, and their tongue-and-blood sausage is also delicious. 

TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

@foodcrazy This is a good point - there's just less obfuscation about what one is eating when one dines at a taqueria :)

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