eating indie in indy

Madera Tex Mex BBQ & Tap 5711 E. 71st St.

Well we are back and at a new brisket joint. This location was G.T. South BBQ a few years back and then they closed rather abruptly. This place may very well fill their void quite nicely.

While chatting with our server Betsy I learned that they make their own tortillas. They do not offer a chips and salsa but they do sell a chips and queso for 7 bucks. One thing about their tortillas. They are flour torts not corn. They work well with the cheese sauce just expect them to be “flakey”. That is just the nature of a flour tortilla free floating in hot oil.

Pat didn’t want any bread so he opted for a half pound of pulled pork for $8. He was unable to get slaw because they put onion in theirs.

I had to have brisket since a good sliced brisket sandwich is still difficult to get around here. And I discovered that they have a good one for $10.

These guys may be new to town but they do a great job with their brisket. The smoke was subtle and the meat was tender and moist. The rub they used is unassuming so you can really taste the beef.

Since I currently have no difficulty eating onion I ordered a side of slaw for $3. I usually prefer my slaw to be sweet and creamy; like Grandma’s brand. The slaw that Madera puts up is lightly dressed with a slightly sweet and tangy effect. I really liked it. It had a great mouth feel and would work on top of a pulled pork sandwich very well.

Rarely do I make it back to a joint a second time. It is like that bear and mountain thing. However I have done it before and it looks like it is going to happen again. I am indeed planning on going back to Madera. Welcome to Indy.

7 responses

  1. A good brisket meal is a good day.

    February 2, 2020 at 11:07 am

  2. Sliced brisket. Me, too.

    February 13, 2020 at 2:31 pm

  3. I whisper to you that I never liked GT South’s. That’s my formative year neighborhood, my old stomping grounds, where first you rode a bike and then you drove, and GT South’s was never a fond food memory. Not when there’s Steak n Shake and Pho at the same corner. Also, A Movable Feast used to be there and that was good stuff. Anyway, now that I have your endorsement on this place, I WILL drive over there and get some bbq, maybe even tomorrow πŸ™‚

    February 15, 2020 at 11:41 am

    • Oh no the pressure. I hope you enjoy it.

      February 15, 2020 at 11:49 am

      • πŸ™‚ I have every confidence in your recommendations.

        February 15, 2020 at 12:03 pm

      • smile emoji

        February 15, 2020 at 4:29 pm

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