La Concentida Carniceria

~Review by Chuck Bradley
It’s primarily a butcher shop with refrigerated cases filled with beautiful cuts. But I went today for the authentic Mexican food. My nephew, Scott Bradley, has been telling me about this place for a while. Today he took me. I had three Tacos, one Beef and two Pork and fantastic Tamale. The Tacos were created in much the same way Carne Asada Tacos are put together. That is with two soft Corn Tortillas wrapping each. They were stuffed with Meat, Onions and Cilantro and served with Lime wedges and a very good Salsa Verde.

If there’s anything that toots my vuvuzela almost as much than great food, it’s cheap great food. They were $1.00 each! They also make some of the best Fried Pork Rinds I’ve ever eaten. There are only two tables, so if you go during the lunch or dinner hours, it may be best to plan for take-out. Don’t expect white table cloths or fancy décor. Remember, it is a meat market. But if real, south-of-the-border food is for you, you owe it to yourself to try this place.
I think it’s a real find. Let us know what you think.

La Concentida Carniceria
1042 Lancaster DR NE
Salem, OR 97301

(503) 763-6603


Chuck Bradley said...

I tortured sentence one in paragraph two above, and then murdered it with a rusty axe! A clear case of brain flatulence. Sorry.

Vegan's Nightmare said...

You had me at "It’s primarily a butcher shop with refrigerated cases filled with beautiful cuts."

Anonymous said...

did you say tamales???

Ok, so the ones at el salvadore's are way too hot, what's the heat on these? I'm still looking for a good tamale that isn't going to burn a hole in my tongue and stomach!

jeff said...

Is this the one behind Super Pho? I like to hit that one for tortas.

Chuck Bradley said...

Anon, I didn't think the Tamales were excessively hot.

Jeff, It's in the strip mall on the East side of Lancaster where "D" street Ts into it. (Across from Lancaster Mall.)

jeff said...

Oh, next to Leisure Hobbies!