My girl friend and I were talking the other day, and she had asked if I had ever had a Pambazo. She is from Mexico City, where these Guajillo sauce dipped sandwiches are an iconic street food. Until now, the only sauce covered sandwich I had experienced, was a Torta Ahogada. Within minutes, she was sending me an address of a little eatery in Logan Heights, known as Tacos El Compita. The owners of the shop hail from the state of Hidalgo, Mexico, and established Tacos El Compita in 2009. It all began as a small taco stand on Imperial, and shortly thereafter moved to its current location.
With Pambazos, and other menu items on our mind (from further research of course, we had to get there for a weeknight dinner. As soon as we pulled up to the restaurant, a white board with what seems like hundreds of options was displayed, as well as the words on the building: Borrego, Birria, and Menudo. Hello, where have you been all my life?
We tucked into the covered dining area, to get out of the rain, and take a closer look at the menu. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and while the Chilaquiles were screaming my name, I had to focus and remember why we were here. We went ahead and ordered our Pambazo, as well as tacos dorados en consomé, Huaraches, and Picaditas. We could not help ourselves, with those options on the menu as well. All of the tortillas are made by hand, and yes, the food does take a bit once you have ordered. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that though, you know that the food is fresh and being prepared to order.