Friday, July 15, 2011

Link: Teres Market On Chowhound

It sounds like Teres Latin Market in Ellicott City has added a taqueria at the back -- offering up Mexican basics like tortas and tacos.

I haven't been to the market on Rte 40 in years, but I just read two Chowhound posts one by elgringoviejo apparently from April and one by baltymoron this week.  Lots of Howard County voices on those posts, and I especially take advice from elgringoviejo:
This place merits high praise. The owners are Mexicans who prepare delicious authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. One of the employees is Salvadoran and makes delicious pupusas revueltas, as good as those served at Dona Azucena near Langley Park in Prince George's county. At two bucks apiece, two or at most three of these delicious and extremely filling pupusas make an excellent yet economical meal that constitutes chow-worthy cheap eats. One afternoon I enjoyed a plate of flautas that would be th envy of many a fonda or fogata in La Republica (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) where I have enjoyed over a hundred meals. The piece de resistance of Tere's is the condiment bar that includes both green and red salsa as well as pickled chiles. Tere's deserves ample chowhound patronage IMO.
Is it just me, or are there fewer posts on Chowhound these days?  I feel like there used to be dozens of posts a day on the DC/Baltimore page.  I hadn't been going as often, and now I feel like there can be days with fewer than 10.  It's a great resource.  There are several regular commentators about local places, and I like the "Question and Answer" connection.


Treetop Tom said...

I noticed the decrease in posts to Chowhound as well. While there has always been some variation in number of posts in the summer (due to vacations, I suppose), the overall decline of posts has been obvious. Using the search feature to narrow down the posts by calendar year shows the board peaked in 2007 and 2008 with over 4,000 posts per year. That's compared to 2,741 posts in 2010 or 1,277 posts in the first 6 months of this year. It may be an indicator of a waning of the "foodie" culture, but I'm guessing a large part of it is the rise of websites like Yelp, UrbanSpoon and TripAdvisor.

Anonymous said...

I tried the restaurant in the back on Teres Market recently, and I have to say I was quite disappointed. There tacos are nothing special, certainly not as tasty as R&R deli, and the pupusas were really greasy. We tried the beef and the carnitas tacos. I much prefer the pupusas from the taco trucks on Rte 1 or in Woodlawn off Rolling Rd & Fairbrook. I really wanted to like this place, but I don't think I'll be making a follow-up visit. I can't speak for the Tortas, though.

Dianne said...

"but I'm guessing a large part of it is the rise of websites like Yelp, UrbanSpoon and TripAdvisor."

Guilty as charged. Chowhound used to be one of my daily reads but not so much anymore. It's more efficient to go to one of the other mentioned sites and read the reviews that are already there then make a post on CH asking for comments.

Wendi said...

Tried the Torta al pastor (pork) today - it was okay. I'm spoiled from my time living in southern California, though. The tortas I used to eat there had much better bread - thicker, tastier. Teres was borderline stale. The red & green salsas from the bar were excellent - lots of heat.