Excluding a state capital, there isn't a whole lot along the I-5 corridor between Eugene and Portland with the exception of beer, Hungarian food and Jr's Taqueria. On a hot tip, the future husband and I found Jr's in a non-commercial, but more industrial side of Salem. Clean and welcoming, we made quick-decision orders and sat down to a booth accompanied by two bottles of righteous house made salsas to wait for our food.
The shrimp tostada came stacked with plump, sweet shrimp secured to its foundation with a slather of refried beans. The rest of the pile up did not disappoint - refreshing shredded lettuce, tomatoes and generous slices of avocado. I squeezed a heavy hand of smoky chipotle salsa on top and it was perfección.
Half filled with fresh pressurized-dispensed crema, the bean gordita proved to be a mouthful of lusciousness.
My thoughts conclude with "I wish I could eat one of these every day."
The Mr. ordered a carne asada plate. I did not try the meat, but the guacamole was eye-roll-to-the-skull inducing. It seemed to be a pure blend of avocados, lime and salt. More perfección.
House-made tortillas, stacked.
Mexican coke and horchata
Although the future husband was not as impressed with Jr's as I was, we were both ultra satisfied. If I found myself hungry in or near Salem again and with a strong hankering for Mexican food, you would surely find me here.
1705 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97303