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Los Ocampo

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Iron Fork 2013 presale begins today

    It's that time of year again: The City Pages Iron Fork competition approaches, and chefs are sharpening their knives with a competitive glint in their eyes. This means it's time for you, our dear Hot Dish fans, to get in early for some sweet ticket deals.See Also:Food Porn: Iron Fork 2012

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    June 26, 2013

    Deep-fried meatloaf and bacon-wrapped shrimp sticks: State Fair announces 40 new foods

    In its ongoing quest to stun fair-goers' taste buds into a stupor from which it takes a full year to recover, the Great Minnesota Get-Together has announced 47 new foods on this year's fair menu. See Also: - MN State Fair food adventures by the dozen: From poutine and bacon ice cream to sweety ball ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013
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    November 6, 2012

    Top 10 taquerias in the Twin Cities

    Here in Minnesota, we're much closer to the land of elk burgers and Molson beer than the land of tamales and Tecate. We're never going to have the abundance of killer taquerias that pepper Los Angeles or Dallas. Nevertheless, we do have a handful that come close to conjuring a balmy Mexican breeze ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Top 10 Mexican restaurants in the Twin Cities

    American love Mexican food, and that affair has only deepened as more and more authentic restaurants opened to showcase the real flavors of our southern neighbor. The Twin Cities are no different, especially as the food often comes at a price that fits our frugal nature. Of course, not all restauran ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Top 10 takeout restaurants in the Twin Cities

    See also: Top 10 Indian restaurants in the Twin Cities Top 10 farmers markets in the Twin Cities Top 10 street eats in the Twin Cities There's no shame in not wanting to cook. With a frantic pace of life, it's hard to carve out the time and energy to hit the grocery store and slog through the dirty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Alex Chase of Masu Sushi and Robata, Chef Chat Part 2

    Chef Alex Chase and Hello Kitty share a laugh​Alex Chase, executive chef at Masu Sushi and Robata in Northeast, may prefer the chaos of a kitchen to the babble of a Twitter feed, but we were able to coax a few more insights out of the self-described shy guy.  Yesterday we discussed the depths ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Wolf's extra virgin honey: 100 Favorite Dishes, no. 8

    Extra virgin...honey?​Move over EVOO, it's time for EVH to get the attention it deserves. Raw, or extra virgin honey, like this jar from Wolf Farms in western Wisconsin, is not heated or filtered--the unprocessed stuff may contain cappings wax, bits of propolis and pollen--and along with it all ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Zakia Deli's Kafta Sandwich: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 6

    Spicy meatballs of love...​The simple joy of a gently spiced meat sandwich filled with hummus should not be overlooked, especially when you can survey its beautiful contents through the deli glass before they meet their enrobing pita. Add to that a cheery person who assembles your lunch with a kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Hong Kong Noodle's stir fried sole: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 5

    A plate of Kowloon Bay in Stadium Village. ​It's hard to contain one's excitement for summer foods as winter finally, reluctantly gives way to spring. We want fried catfish po'boys, State Fair corn dogs, and above all to grill, baby, grill! But while it's snowing in April, it's easy to forget what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Cake Eater's Blackberry Pie Bar: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 4

    Is that a whole blackberry?​Emily and Taylor Harris's Cake Eater has become a neighborhood hang, serving breakfast and pastries in their charming day-glo orange trimmed building. The cupcakes are still important, but have lost their primacy in the wake of Sheela Namakkal's departure for Chicago. W ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Cedar Summit Farm's Grade A Cream: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 3

    New Prague's finest dairy​There are so many things to love about Cedar Summit Farm's Grade A Cream -- the charming returnable one pint bottles, its MOSA organic designation and its local roots to name a few. But honestly, they have us at the cap of cream, which we like to call butterfat. The thick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Gangchen's Vietnamese curry coconut: 100 Favorite Dishes, no 2

    Curry, Vietnamese-style, at Gangchen.​Gangchen restaurant, at 18th and Nicollet, is an unexpected, but useful hybrid, combining pan-Asian fare with a surprisingly hoppin' bar scene--the place stays open 'till 2 a.m. every night! Gangchen is billed as a Tibetan restaurant, but there aren't many me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Tilia's corn bread waffles Benedict: 100 Favorite Dishes, no. 1

    The Benedict 2.0 at Tilia.​We started this list with one of the most humble breakfast foods and we're ending it with one of the most refined: the corn bread waffles Benedict at the new Tilia in Linden Hills. Chef Steven Brown and crew bring a fresh take to this iconic dish by serving the eggs on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    River Chocolate Company's Mango Tango: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 11

    This ain't just mango and white chocolate...​It used to have a name that fit into the DSM, because there are so many flavors cohabitating in this seemingly simple candy from River Chocolate Company. However, proprietors Allen Whitney and Deirdre Davis didn't want to offend, so they rechristened th ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    La Loma's puerco tamale: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 10

    The lure of the puerco​Some dishes are precious, requiring a dedicated diner to make deep forays into their wallet, the world of impossible-to-get reservations, and hoity-toity food circles. La Loma's puerco tamale is just the opposite, which is part of the reason we consider it like an old friend ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Sun Street breads biscuit sandwich: 100 Favorite Dishes, no. 9

    We'd rather have a biscuit in the oven than a bun!​When it comes to biscuits, the Americans have the English beat: ours have a rich, flaky, buttery crumb while theirs offer just a plain, hard crunch--dunking 'em in tea is practically a necessity. Like the bagel, the English muffin, or other sliced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Trung Nam coconut croissant: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 15

    Expand your plain/chocolate/almond horizons: the coconut croissant.​Plain croissants are an indulgence that's fairly straightforward in nature: layers of whisper-thin pastry with a buttery buffering between. Almond filling adds an element of sophistication; chocolate a certain hedonism. But coco ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    The Triple Rock's mother biker: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 12

    Debbie TallenNo animals were harmed in the making of this hangover cure​The Triple Rock Social Club may not be the most intuitive place to find one of our 100 favorite dishes of the year. More bar than restaurant, and more punk music club than anything else, it's not the kind of place you br ... More >>

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    April 17, 2011

    Zumbro Cafe's Chicken Wild Rice Hash: 100 Favorite Dishes, no. 17

    A healthier hash!​Normally we like to go to Zumbro Cafe in Linden Hills for breakfast and fuel up for a walk around Lake Harriet with eggs Benedict or flapjacks. But when all those carbs and cholesterol feel like too much, we turn to the chicken wild rice hash.

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    April 15, 2011

    Los Ocampo's Sope with Chicharron Prensado: 100 Favorite Dishes, No.19

    Fried pork, fried masa, cheese - what's not to love?​ Los Ocampo recently opened their fourth location making it even easier for city dwellers to get their greasy mitts on reasonably priced, authentic Mexican food. While many items fill their menus, arguably best dishes revolve around the various ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Los Ocampo vs. Tortilleria La Perla: Pitting pozole against pozole

    Lisa GulyaHangover helper: Pozole from Los Ocampo on Lake Street​With the weekend almost here, and the resolve to drink less in 2011 already waning, the Hot Dish is here to help. We tested two versions of the hangover helper pozole, a Mexican soup usually made with hominy and pork, to see which re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Cinco de Mayo: Top 5 Mexican restaurants (plus bonus pick)

    If you can't make La Fiesta mas Caliente de Minnesota--Minnesota's spiciest celebration--this weekend in West St. Paul's District del Sol (Friday 4-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., includes a parade, low-rider car show, music, dancing, and more) you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with a Mexican m ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Top 5: Leftover foods

    Leftovers can be one of the best things about going out to eat. Here's our Top 5 leftover candidates.

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    December 1, 2009

    Food Fight: Cocina Latina vs. Guayaquil tacos

    It's a taco tango between two local Latin American restaurants.

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    November 18, 2009

    Epic sandwich: Los Ocampo's massive torta cubana

    It looked as if I was going to need to channel my inner Adam Richman to take on this sandwich...

  • Restaurants

    January 16, 2008

    Antojito Paradise

    Antojitos are the street snacks of Mexico City, and the newest Los Ocampo on Lake Street offers an irresistible array

  • Restaurants

    January 3, 2007

    Ten Most Wanted

    2006 was a tasty, tasty year. Dara goes through her memory book and anoints the stars.

  • News

    August 2, 2006

    Eat Locally, Eat Globally

    In which a widely anticipated boondoggle turns out to be a boon for Minneapolis's urban fabric

  • Restaurants

    July 19, 2006

    To Market, To Market

    When the farmer is the middleman, the chicken is a revelation

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