Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Vermexican | El Zorro



As if I needed another reason to love Northern Vermont, El Zorro's opening in a mountain lodge in the cozy village of Jeffersonville (population 568) has only deepened my affections. This alpine cantina caters to the small crowd of locals and apres skiers, with authentic Mexican dishes featuring house made ingredients. The spicy pepper encrusted ahi tuna tacos were exceptional; the fish benefiting from a delicate sear and intense heat from the pepper crust, complemented by traditional and creative ingredients of chipoltle crema, fresh avocado, red cabbage slaw and sauteed orange fennel. Feature Margaritas with fresh squeezed lime offer a unique take, where mint pairs unexpectedly well with tequila and is completely refreshing, and the apple cider offers the same take in seriously sweet form. Who would have thought four hours north of Boston in the middle of nowhere Vermont (nearby ski mountains include Stowe, Smugglers Notch and Jay Peak) I would eat some of the freshest, spiciest tacos alongside deliciously innovative margaritas!

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21 comments:

  1. mmm those tacos look good- love ahi tuna!

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  2. Who knew Vermonters did Mexican so well?! Looks like an excellent meal!

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  3. I love how often you get tuna. I just bought a mint plant and was thinking about making mojitos. Maybe I should make minted margs instead! YUM

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  4. Everything looks gorgeous. Great find!

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  5. That tuna looks gorgeous! Looks like a fun spot!

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  6. those tuna tacos look fantastic! sounds like a gem of a place :)

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  7. The tuna tacos look amazing!!

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  8. love it! boston should take notes!

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  9. Wow, that tuna looks exceptional. Vermont really knows its food!

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  10. Mmm, these look so perfect for summer. And I've been on a taco kick the last few weeks - can't get enough of them! Perfectly seared tuna sure makes a delicious looking filling :)
    PS - I <3 VT!

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  11. That looks like a great place!

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  12. 568!
    I like a good spicy taco! Haven't found a good place in Boston, yet. Any recos?

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  13. Beautiful photos...I SO want to visit Vermont one day (and not just for the food)!! I'm envious of your proximity.

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  14. Everything you ate and drank here looks beautiful! I also love Vermont. :)

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  15. Great photos as always! The tacos look amazing.

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  16. Hi just wanted to say that I like your article very much. Please keep up the good posts Thanks a ton! and Have a good day

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  17. Oooh, we go to Jay Peak several times per winter, so I will have to scope this place out. That margarita looks amazing!!

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