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Taco Taco

145 E. Hildebrand Ave., San Antonio, TX - (210) 822-9533
Posted By Mary Hockman on 5/14/2012 8:13:00 PM
We ate here in April 2012 on the advice of this board. Our party ordered tacos and enchiladas. Very ordinary. You can do much better elsewhere in San Antonio. Prices were low.

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Taco Taco's barbacoa sets a high standard for tenderness, juiciness, and huge beef flavor. Inside a freshly made flour tortilla with earthy character and a bit of crust from the griddle, it makes for a simple $2 dish that cannot be improved.
"Taco Taco's barbacoa sets a high standard for tenderness, juiciness, and huge beef flavor. Inside a freshly made flour tortilla with earthy character and a bit of crust from the griddle, it makes for a simple $2 dish that cannot be improved."
Michael Stern





The fiesta taco: grilled chicken with pico de gallo in an extra large tortilla.
"The fiesta taco: grilled chicken with pico de gallo in an extra large tortilla."
Michael Stern


Gordita, roughly translated as 'little fatty,' is a toasty cornmeal pocket stuffed with your choice of ingredients. Pictured here: chicken.
"Gordita, roughly translated as 'little fatty,' is a toasty cornmeal pocket stuffed with your choice of ingredients. Pictured here: chicken."
Michael Stern


Taco Taco closes at 2pm, which is about when this photo was taken. Earlier in the lunch hour, every seat was occupied and there was a line of people outside waiting for a table.
"Taco Taco closes at 2pm, which is about when this photo was taken. Earlier in the lunch hour, every seat was occupied and there was a line of people outside waiting for a table."
Michael Stern


The puffy taco, a San Antonio passion, can be greasy. Taco Taco's is all crunch and air.
"The puffy taco, a San Antonio passion, can be greasy. Taco Taco's is all crunch and air."
Michael Stern


Picadillo is spicy ground beef. Here it is pictured in a taco before getting garnished with salsa.
"Picadillo is spicy ground beef. Here it is pictured in a taco before getting garnished with salsa."
Michael Stern


Menudo, a soup of tripe and hominy, is said to cure hangovers. I don't know about that, but I do know that Taco Taco's version is delicious in a visceral sort of way. It is served with chopped raw onions and lemon wedges on the side, both of which help to balance its extreme beefiness.
"Menudo, a soup of tripe and hominy, is said to cure hangovers. I don't know about that, but I do know that Taco Taco's version is delicious in a visceral sort of way. It is served with chopped raw onions and lemon wedges on the side, both of which help to balance its extreme beefiness."
Michael Stern


As humble as an eatery can be, Taco Taco belongs at the topmost level of casual Tex-Mex restaurants in San Antonio. This picture is unusual because there is no line of people at the door, waiting to get in.
"As humble as an eatery can be, Taco Taco belongs at the topmost level of casual Tex-Mex restaurants in San Antonio. This picture is unusual because there is no line of people at the door, waiting to get in."
Michael Stern


To start the meal: a capacious tumbler of ice tea (unsweetened), chips and salsa.
"To start the meal: a capacious tumbler of ice tea (unsweetened), chips and salsa."
Michael Stern


Homemade? You bet. The food here is all from scratch. It is hypnotic to watch the tortillas rolled out with a dowel and griddle cooked behind the counter.
"Homemade? You bet. The food here is all from scratch. It is hypnotic to watch the tortillas rolled out with a dowel and griddle cooked behind the counter."
Michael Stern



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