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Hot Tamales at Gerardo’s on Patton

This week in Café, we visit the legendary Mexican breakfast scene at Gerardo’s on Patton, where the some of the best carnitas and barbacoa in the city are sold on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. When you go, remember that Gerardo’s also has hot fresh-made tamales for sale on the weekend.

The tamales are extra fat and meaty, and they sell for $7 a dozen and $3.50 a half dozen. Better go early, they sell out fast. They also sell cold tamales that you can heat up at home or stash in your freezer until Christmas. The cold ones are the same price.

Monday through Thursday Gerardo’s sells breakfast plates ($3.50) and breakfast tacos ($1.50), but no carnitas or barbacoa. On weekdays, only cold tamales are available.

Gerardo’s Drive-In Grocery is located at 609 Patton St. near the corner of Irvington and is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day (713-699-0820). – Robb Walsh

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