My good friend at Out and About In Paris reminded me of a promise I had made to pick a place for us to share a good Mexican lunch, and I finally came through one fabulous day in November. After a little research, I chose a tiny spot in a neighborhood in the 10th that neither of us was very familiar with. I am almost embarrassed to tell you what it is called, because the name is so ridiculous it would never fly in Texas. Are you ready? El Guacamole. Terrible, right? Fortunately, the food was much better than the name.
Although it looks pretty big, it actually was tiny. The area to the left of the door is the kitchen, and the limited seating area is on the right. We got one of the last tables and were happy to have it.
The menu was limited to tacos and a few sides like guacamole (of course).
The guacamole needed a little salsa added to give it a bit of kick, but it was good. The beverage was quite good, and more icy than one can usually find in Paris. I wasn’t able to snap a pic of the tacos before we scarfed them down, but they were tasty, as well.
Just across the street from El Guacamole was a beautiful boulangerie called Du Pain et des Idees. For a glimpse of its charm, check out its website here. The window featured a display of lovely antique tins. I was smitten and I hadn’t even had a whiff of croissant yet.
There was a short line hanging out of the door, which we joined as soon as we finished our lunch. A very nice man in line just in front of us told us that he crossed town several times a week just to buy bread at this bakery. After that testimonial, we were prepared to wait as long as it took to sample the goods from this gorgeous shop. I bought their “bread of the day”, which was stuffed with cheese and nuts. It was amazing. Sadly, I have forgotten what else I bought, but I have not forgotten that it was all delicious.
Here are some photos Mary Kay took inside the shop. I’m sorry I cannot enlarge them because they are great.
A day of friendship, tacos, margaritas, and bread in Paris- what more could one want?
Well, a side of fresh jalapeno would have nice. But we can’t have everything.
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