It’s not every day you find something icky in your food that manages to ruin your appetite. We’ve all heard those horror stories about rats in hamburgers or chicken heads in sandwiches. How do you feel about teeth? As peculiar as it would might seem, a Pflugerville resident recently found a rather unsavory piece of meat after ordering a barbacoa taco from a Mexican diner.
A scandalized Facebook user recently uploaded a strange picture on his social media account. The picture is a little blurry, but anyone can make out the outlines of fleshy structure which resembles the lower part of the jaw with the teeth still attached.
The nauseating picture was also accompanied by a lengthy description. Now, according to the pic’s description, the author of the photograph found the mysterious piece of meat inside the barbacoa taco he just ordered from the El Rincon Mexican diner on Sunday.
Needless to say, the mysterious customer received tons of comments from disgusted Facebook users who said that this is the most nauseating thing they’ve seen in their lives and that they will do their best in order to avoid the Mexican diner.
However, on early Monday, the diner’s owner posted an explanation on the restaurant’s official Facebook page. It would appear that the dish ordered by the customer (barbacoa taco) is traditionally made using various cow part. However, most of the meat used for the recipe comes from the bovine’s head, especially from the cheek area.
Now, according to the same Facebook post uploaded by the El Rincon restaurant, it would appear that the main ingredients used to prepare the popular barbacoa taco are bought pre-made from a meat vendor which is FDA-approved.
However, in light of the recent events, the restaurant owner has decided to stop buying the meat ingredients from that vendor and to search for a new one. El Rincon also declared that, for the time being, the diner would stop serving the barbacoa taco.
Some of the Facebook users who commented on the picture uploaded by the Pflugerville resident said that even though the restaurant gets the pre-made meat ingredients for a vendor, there’s no way an employee could have missed a big chunk of the jaw when preparing the taco.
But, most the locale’s fans defended El Rincon, saying that it might have been and honest mistake and that the beef jaw is used in many processed products.
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