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Roadfood with Misha Collins | Brownsville, TX: Episode 5 | Tacos

Tacos Galore

In this episode, we are tasting almost every taco Brownsville, TX has to offer.  This small city is 4-5 hours from Austin, San Antonio and Houston, and has recently been making headlines.  Interestingly, Brownsville is near the headquarters for the new Space X corporation headed by Elon Musk.  But we did not go for rockets and space.   We went for tacos.

Tortilla factory

We realized the taco scene in Brownsville is intense and our exploration did not disappoint.  This place is a taco haven.  He visits a tortilla factory with owner Camilo Carranca, to see how they are made.  This magical factory creates some of the most incredible tortillas that do not fall apart.

The restaurant scene

The restaurant La Vaquita is the next stop with owner Miguel Chavez.  Here, Misha works to build a giant meat skewer, eats multiple types of tacos and makes a mess dropping tacos in the kitchen. 

At Vera’s Backyard BBQ Misha gets a real experience with Mando and Adila Vera, the owners of the restaurant.  He shows Misha the art of cooking a full cow’s head for traditional Barbacoa.  During this time, they wrap the cow heads in tinfoil and drop them into an extremely hot fire pit.  Meanwhile, they bury it with dirt and then take the cow heads out after a full day of cooking.

The Heroes in Brownsville

Next, Misha talks with Andrea Rudnik, who works for Team Brownsville, a group of former educators who help the immigrant population with goods and services that they might need.  Their mission is to the be the team who “works to welcome”. 

Dishes in this episode

Featured Restaurants and People

Vera’s Backyard Bar-B-Que

BROWNSVILLE, TX

Discuss

What do you think of Roadfood with Misha Collins | Brownsville, TX?

10 Responses to “Roadfood with Misha Collins | Brownsville, TX”

Patricia

October 16th, 2022

I think he has alot to offer.
His programs are informative
Educational, and I absolutely adore
Him.

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Sandra none Novelli

June 10th, 2022

what is his ethnic background

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Roxanne

May 21st, 2022

On Season1 Episode 5 in Brownsville, you visited a place where the tortillas had a different color, almost brownish red. Was that from the Tortilla Factory or La Vaquita with the huge skewer? Can you please send the name! They looked amazing!
Thank you

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Roxanne Cabrera

May 21st, 2022

On Season1 Episode 5 in Brownsville, you visited a place where the tortillas had a different color, almost brownish red. Was that from the Tortilla Factory or La Vaquita with the huge skewer? Can you please send the name! They looked amazing!
Thank you

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Mary Newell

May 10th, 2022

I rally like the show and Misha keeps it interesting as he has an open palate. He’s willing to try almost anything. I think I would have to think twice about eating a cow’s eye.

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Rachel G.

March 7th, 2022

I was having a good laugh over the guys at Vera’s having Misha pulling the cow heads out of the pit and debone them. That must have made their month! Reminds me a lot of how we tease visitors with lobsters up here on the East Coast. Must have been very hot down there though; I don’t think I would have fared any better!

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Lori

February 4th, 2022

I love anything Misha does. I’m a big fan.. But I was very concerned when he entered that hot pit to retrieve that roasted head. He looked so hot and it was too scary! Please don’t let him do such dangerous things!! But I love his personality and everyone he meets love him. I really enjoy the show!

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Pablo

February 2nd, 2022

I ENJOYED…ENJOYED….ENJOOOOOOOYED this episode thoroughly!
I had heard every comment thrown at BROWNSVILLE…mostly bout the GRIME….and CARTEL politics etc….I suppose now that his Majesty Musk is anchoring his Outer Space hq in BVille….there will be some long over due CLEANING UP of the town. Anyhoo…..MAY GOD FOREVER KEEP ALL THEM COOKS AND RESTAURANTS IN HIS/HER good preferences. 👍Keep it up Mr. MISHA AND CREW… my number 1 FAVE COOK/FOOD CH./SHOW.
P.S. IM GETTING THE WORD OUT BOUT YOUR SHOW TO ALL MY PALS…!

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Wilna

January 29th, 2022

Loved it, love Mexican food now I want to visit Brownsville, Tx and Misha a GREAT host ! Not afraid to try differ cuisine which is really good because you learn about different culturals and the common ground for all is good.

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Yadira Garay

January 26th, 2022

Wow! I wish I could have seen Misha when he was there in Brownsville. I live in Edinburg which is an hour from there. But I’m glad he was able to taste authentic Mexican food.

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