The Joint experience
Over the years and countless visits, I have tried almost everything on the menu. While their lunch and dinner offer some of the best Mexican Food in town, the breakfast is the standout. My go-to at La Campana is the Pork in Green Carne Guisada with scrambled eggs. Included are home fried potatoes and top-notch refried beans along with 2 of the Tortilla Whisperer's best work. *Note Tell-Tale Sheriff's Vehicle in the Parking Lot
But before the food was ordered, the chips and THE Hot Sauce arrived; I patiently waited for water to arrive so I could prepare for the analysis of today's spiciness. Yahtzee! About 5 chips in, you realize it is creeping up on you. Your nose starts to water, and you start gauging if you can keep going or will have to give up and power through the sensation until food arrives. You apply water which only helps until you swallow the water. You slowly keep dosing out a chip with hot sauce on it until you realize that you will run out of hot sauce before the food arrives and then panic sets in. I had to flag down the waiter so I could resupply my ammo. Do not get me wrong, the sauce is hot, but it is spectacularly delicious. It has a savory, umami, buttery flavor that has to be experienced to be believed.
When breakfast arrived, the pork was tasted and appreciated. I do not know if better pork in green exists. This is pretty damned near perfection. I began assembling a tortilla filled with eggs, pork, sauce, beans and potatoes. As I work my way around Amarillo, I will be sampling breakfast burritos to find the best ones in town. This is the current benchmark. It is warm, fresh, slightly spicy, and comforting. Everything is harmonious. The tortilla is a little on the soft side, so it has some difficulty holding together under the strain. You will have green sauce on your hands; plan accordingly. There is enough on the plate to create 2 burritos and have some beans leftover.
I have a soft, flour spot in my heart for La Campana. It has never disappointed me. It will not disappoint you either. Go experience THE Hot Sauce and please an Aztec God at your earliest opportunity.