Historic Huaraches in Stafford

A taco stand yields an awesome breakfast and the solution to a Mexican food mystery

The huaraches all have names here, which I imagine were borrowed from the Mexico City restaurant. The "Paisano" has simple avocado slices on it, and "el Hijo del Jefe" (the boss's son) is covered with steak. The prices range from $3.50 to $6.50, depending on the topping.

El Huarache Azteca in Mexico City is also famous for its consommé. Huarache Azteca Express in Stafford has that, too. The restaurant also sells aguas frescas on weekends, as well as broth by the cup.

The falling-apart-tender stewed lamb is sold by the pound, and it's not to be missed. You wrap the steaming, shredded meat in hot corn tortillas, garnish with a little onion and cilantro, and dip your tacos in lamb broth. The meat is as soft as butter, and the flavor is spectacular.

For more authentic huaraches, you'll have to travel to Mexico City.
Troy Fields
For more authentic huaraches, you'll have to travel to Mexico City.

Location Info


Huarache Azteca Express

109 Avenue F
Stafford, TX 77477

Category: Restaurant > Mexican

Region: Outside Houston


Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Breakfast tacos: $1.25

Huarache with 2 eggs: $3.50

Lamb barbacoa (weekends): $7

Fried bananas with beans: $2

Smoothies: $2.50

109 Avenue F, Stafford, 281-261-8282.

I know, I know, Stafford is a long way to drive for authentic huaraches and luscious lamb barbacoa. But look at it this way — it's a helluva lot closer than Mexico City.

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