We’re up late, RSVPing, doin’ our thing, but we thought you could use a little taco preview to get excited about the heartburn you’ll get come SX! We’re going with the lesser-known spots for the first taco-report (except for the last one on the list), and you should also read up on one of the many taco-related blogs for all things folded in a tortilla to consume come Southby.
5003 Airport Blvd
Tamale House has a Myspace page for their web presence (and a New York Times article mention) and doesn’t take credit cards for their $.85 spicy, quickly-made tacos from heaven. One is never too poor to enter the house of tamale, but it does require a quick jaunt away from Downtown.
1700 E 6th St (next to The Grackle)
This little taco cart makes the best vegetarian tacos (with extra-hot creamy green salsa — they are perfection!), and their cheesy quesadillas are where it’s at. Plus, they are located right in front of a favorite East 6th bar – The Grackle – and a quick walk from many of the East Side venues.
Taco-Mex AKA Taco Window
2611 Manor Rd
This hole-in-the-wall taco stand situated between a food mart and laundromat almost didn’t make the cut for the taco post… only because this is where RSVPster buys tacos, and we don’t mind waiting in lines. But, the Taco-Mex, or Taco Window (lovingly nicknamed) is too good not to share. They serve up breakfast tacos all day long, all priced less than $2, the ladies who work here are wonderful, and their green sauce is not to be missed.
Juan In A Million
2300 E Cesar Chavez St
Everyone knows about the Don Juan. This gigantic $4 plate of eggs, potatoes, cheese, and bacon defeated Man Vs Food (after not being able to eat 8 of these monster-tacos). Of course, this taco spot is delicious, and always busy, but it really gets a nod because you get the best handshake from Juan after your meal.