El Cachanilla is no more

Today I found out the El Cachanilla, the grimy taco window taqueria on 21st and Treat is no more. It's now Haltun Mayan Cuisine. No more menu on the awning and I'm sure the ojo tacos will be missed by overly brave drunks trying to prove something. Oh how I will yearn for the days of lukewarm salsa that sat outside all day just waiting for you to brush away the flies and scoop plastic spoons full on your greasy taco. I hated how they tried to always give me beans on a taco but man when they came correct with the buche the shit was proper. Although fuck their chicharron, that shit was fucking foul. Surprisingly strips of boiled pig skin with massive layers of inedible chewy orange gelatinous fat are not as tasty as you'd think.

It looks like they cleaned the spot up though, I don't know if the pool table is still there but 10am meeting of the drunken minds seems to be no more. They got poc chuc and cochinita pibil though so HOLLA!

Fuck I just found out that they are trying to be healthy and according to some yelptard they don't use lard. I haven't written them off completely but no lard is hella suspect in my book, fuck that hydrogenated bullshit but man lard is fucking good. If you're refried beans don't have it, I don't want it.

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Mayan= Yucatan, yes? I miss Yucateco, formerly on Geary, now the vastly inferior Cilantro. Anyone know where they have salbutes?

Haltun Mayan Cuisine serves salbutes.

See its appetizer menu below:

Panucho: Slightly fried hand homemade tortilla stuffed with black beans puree, topped with shredded chicken, pickled cabbage and red onions, sliced fresh tomatoes and avocado. $2.00

Salbut’: Fried tortilla puff topped with shredded chicken, pickled cabbage and red onions, sliced fresh tomatoes and avocado. $2.00

Empanada: Corn dough stuffed with ground beef or cheese topped with tomato sauce and fresh cheese. $2.00

Dzoto-bi-chay (2): Steamed corn dough dumpling stuffed with crushed pumpkin seeds wrapped with red chard leaves, topped with tomato-onion sauce. $3.00

Tamal: Corn dough dumpling stuffed with chicken stewed in annatto-flavored sauce, steamed wrapped in banana leaves. $2.50

Tamal Colado: Soft corn dough dumpling stuffed with chicken stewed in annatto-flavored sauce, steamed wrapped with banana leaves. $3.00

Kot’s-dzito (2): Rolled tortilla crisp filled with chicken topped with tomato-onion sauce and fresh cheese. $3.00

Brazo de Reina: Steamed spinach corn dough stuffed with boiled eggs, crushed pumpkin seeds and tomatoes topped with tomato-onion sauce. $2.95

Pol-Can (2): Fried corn dumpling stuffed with lima beans and crushed pumpkin seeds topped with pickled red onions. $2.50

Ceviche: Shrimp marinated in lemon juice, fresh cilantro, onion and tomatoes.
Served over a Tortilla Crisp: $4.00 / Served in a Goblet: $11.00

Ceviche Mixto: Shrimp, fish and octopus marinated in lemon juice, fresh cilantro, onion and tomatoes.
Served on a Tortilla Crisp: $6.00 / Served in a Goblet: $12.00

Cocktail: Shrimp marinated in lemon juice, cilantro, onions, tomatoes and avocado in tomato juice. $11.00

Cocktail Mixto: Shrimp, fish and octopus marinated in lemon juice, cilantro, onions, tomatoes and avocado in tomato juice. $12.50

Haltún Platter: $16.50
Tamal, Panucho, Salbut’, Empanada, Pol-Can, Dzoto-bi-chay, Kot’s-dzito (2 of each, small size).

Caesar Salad: Romaine lettuce and croutons tossed in Caesar dressing. $6.75
With grilled chicken add $2.95 / With shrimp add $5.00

Haltún Salad: Mix green, mandarin, jicama, red onions, green and red peppers dressed in citrus dressing. $6.75

Sopa de Lima: Simmered shredded chicken served in piquant-tangy lime broth topped with tortilla crisp. $4.95

Soup of the day: (Please ask) Small: $2.75 / Big: $4.25

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