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The State Of Bean And Cheese Tacos In Austin Texas Part 7: Taco Mex

On a trip to Chicago to see Young Fresh Fellows when I was a teenager I marveled at the number of storefront Mexican restaurants where you just ordered through a window and then exchanged cash for food through the same … Continue reading

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The State of Bean And Cheese Tacos in Austin Texas Part 6: Olmeca’s

We may quibble all day long about procedurals relevant to the eating of Mexican food in Austin. After all it’s fun breaking down the numerous components that have to be factored in when you’re evaluating the deliciousness of your meal. … Continue reading

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The State of Bean And Cheese Tacos In Austin Texas Part 5: Juan In A Million

While it’s true that you can’t get near the place on a weekend morning, a recent Monday visit to Juan In A Million finds the house to only be 75 or so percent full and mysteriously no line out the … Continue reading

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The State Of Bean And Cheese Tacos In Austin Texas Part 4: Pueblo Viejo

The benchmark for a good bean and cheese taco [or any taco] is the quality of the tortilla. To compete on the highest plane in Austin you have to make your tortillas from scratch. Pueblo Viejo uses store bought tortillas. … Continue reading

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The State of Bean And Cheese Tacos In Austin Texas Part 3: La Reyna

I’ve had a long love affair with La Reyna, the queen of South Austin’s Tex Mex restaurants just south of the Colorado River in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood. She’s been a good lover. One who has accorded me many delicious … Continue reading

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The State of Bean And Cheese Tacos In Austin Texas Part 2: La Fruta Feliz

Thought by many to mainly be an agua fresca source, La Fruta Feliz also puts out some very fine tacos. I’ve written about their barbacoa, their cabrito and their carnitas but until recently I’d never sampled their refried beans. With … Continue reading

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The State Of Bean And Cheese Tacos In Austin Texas Part 1: Tamale House #3

When I first came to Austin back in the early 90’s to cover SXSW for a magazine,  I’d never experienced Tex Mex cuisine. Yes, I’d grown up eating Mexican food: Crispy tacos,  chile con queso, guacamole etc. but it all … Continue reading

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