Somehow, the greatest places in Juarez have survived.
El Herradero de Los Soto is a steak joint on Hermanos Escobar, by the park. The filets are so tender you can cut them with your fork. Really.
Rumor holds that Los Soto own a meat-packing plant, and they reserve the best meat for their steakhouse.
I hadn’t been there in close to twenty years, probably. The kitchen is now more enclosed, and they’ve swapped out the butter for Country Crock. I miss the butter. You can really suck the fat out of that Mexican butter.
The internet reports that there’s another Herradero de Los Soto on Triunfo. It’s probably good, too, but I’m sticking with tradition.
The steaks come in two sizes. More than a pound, and a little less than half a pound. From personal experience, I can vouch that it’s possible to get too much of a good thing.
El Herradero is open from noon to ten most days. At least that’s what the waiter wiping down the doors told me today.