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Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #90 Fajita Tacos at El Charro, 3801 Harrisburg

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Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in the comments.

#90: Fajita Tacos at Taqueria El Charro

Taqueria El Charro, a busy eatery across the street from the Maximus Coffee plant on Harrisburg, does a booming business in breakfast tacos. The restaurant is minutes from downtown, and the egg tacos are excellent. I love the funky dining room decorated with horses and cowboys. ("Charro" means "cowboy" in Mexican Spanish.)

After I stopped by the taco shop at noon, I decided I liked the lunch tacos even better than the breakfast fare. The tacos come hot off the griddle rather than out of a steam table. So the fajita meat and the pork are actually crispy. There's a full menu including barbacoa, lengua, fajitas, carne guisada, pork al pastor and chicken. These come in your choice of soft tacos, burritos, gorditas or tortas. Get a bowl of caldo on the side.

The list to date: #100: Green Chile Chicken Kebabs at Chatkhara Grill #99: The All-Day Burrito at Cherry Top Bakery #98: "You Buy We Fry" Trout Basket at Hank's Fish Market #97: Chicharron de Barriga at La Michoacana Meat Market # 10 #96: Pakistani Breakfast at Kings Chicken #95: Fried Mojarra at Taqueria Jesus Maria #94: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake Ball at Coffee Groundz #93:Cheeseburger at Leonard's Famous Burgers #92: Lasagna at Doyle's on 34th St. #91: Cochinita Pibil at Tacos La Bala 5800 Bellaire

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