^
Keep Houston Press Free
4

The Carnicería Connoisseur: Mystery Meats at La Michoacana #3 on Wilcrest

The $1.25 breakfast tacos from Michoacana # 3 on Wilcrest hit the spot on a recent Saturday morning. I like the huevos con chorizo with a heavy hit of the housemade red salsa. Huevos with ham and huevos with potatoes are the other egg tacos – they all come on your choice of homemade flour or corn tortillas. I rounded out my morning meal with a coffee for 75 cents and a giant cantaloupe agua fresca for $1.75.

The breakfast tacos are served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. only, but best get there early. The eggs get dried out sitting on the steam table. If that’s too early for you, no problem. Nopalitos, carnitas and barbacoa tacos are the same price; fajitas and other beef tacos are slightly higher.

Photos by Robb Walsh

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

A lot of people find the selection of “mystery meats” in the typical carniceria steam-table setup unappetizing. But La Michoacana #3 does a nice job on both the selection and the presentation. Batter-covered chile rellenos, whole fried fish, fat tamales and a dozen kinds of grilled and stewed meats lure your gaze. And a couple of appealing plate lunch suggestions are displayed on top.

Take it home or have a seat. There are stools at the counter and a half-dozen booths where you can sit down alongside the produce section and eat your tacos. It’s quite a circus on Saturday mornings. – Robb Walsh

La Michoacana Meat Market #3, 1419 Wilcrest, 713-782-5569

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.