Suppose you’ve ever experienced a Sunday lunch with your extended family, most likely at the same aunt’s house who insists on hosting every time even though she loves to complain about it. In that case, you know exactly what an afternoon at La Asunción Restaurante feels like. The dining room at this North Hills spot includes colorful tablecloths and a mix-and-matched collection of frames hanging on the wall. The entire space has an abundance of house plants, and there’s even a flatscreen TV situated on top of a dining cabinet. If you’ve been there, you’ve been there. And the food, as expected, is delicious and wonderful. Try their hearty salsa de carne frita - fried pork ribs that get rehydrated in a spicy tomato salsa until they’re beautifully braised, extra salty, and carry a nice kick that’ll make you break a sweat. Their hearty entomatadas are also great, and come as lightly fried and folded tortillas softened in a spicy tomato sauce before being topped with tasajo and plated with rice and beans. This gets even better as the sauce’s spice soaks into the tortillas and dried beef to bring it all together.
La Asunción Restaurante