A Fajita Taco at El Charro
I hardly ever get a fajita taco anymore. I am always looking for something more interesting, like lengua or barbacoa. But at the El Charro across from the Maxwell House plant, all of the tacos come hot off the griddle, rather than out of a steam table. So the fajita meat is actually crispy. I sat down at the window-side counter in the funky dining room decorated with horses and cowboys and ate my taco. ("Charro" means "cowboy" in Mexican Spanish.)
It was the best fajita taco I've had in ages. El Charro is seconds away from the center of downtown, which has always made it a popular breakfast taco destination. But they also serve a full menu of taqueria meats, including barbacoa, lengua, fajitas, carne guisada, pork al pastor and chicken. These come in your choice of soft tacos, burritos, gorditas or tortas. Try the fajitas.
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