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Apr 2, 2007 05:05 PM

[Corpus Christi] Taqueria Guadalajara

Austin chowhounder here. I'm in Corpus for 2 weeks for work, and I just stumbled upon some great chow up near where I'm staying (near 1-37 and Violet). Taqueria Guadalajara.

I ordered the Carne Al Pastor and it was very well spiced and had just the right amount of moistness. The charro beans were so good, too. I was lapping them up.

So... are there any places in Corpus that can top Guadalajara's al pastor? Where else do I need to know about?

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  1. Hi jywnne2000,

    I can't remember if I've ever been to Taquería Guadalajara, and I have no memory of any version of al pastor in Corpus. But I can recommend the chow at two meat markets: Jalisco Meat Market & Grocery at 2763 South Staples and Carnicería Hidalgo at 2702 Dunbar Street. Jalisco, in particular, does a very good version of barbacoa. There's also a taco joint near City Hall that I like, but I can't remember the name.

    Popular full-service Tex-Mex/Mexican restaurants in town include Acapulco Restaurant on Airline and La Playa on SPID (there are other locations). At Acapulco, I like—but don’t love—the carne guisada, the chicken flautas, and some fajitas dish with a region of Mexico in the title. At La Playa, as you might guess, you can find very good Mexican seafood on the extensive menu.

    I know you're asking about taquerías, but I can’t pass up Snoopy's when I'm in CC. Plus, you might want to try Snapka's ( ). I think you might enjoy the burgers and onion rings.


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    1. re: MPH

      You are clutch, my man. Austin chowhounders to the rescue.

      I did try La Playa when I was here last year and I do remember it being pretty delicious. I may need to go back for second helpings and maybe toss up some discussion here on the Texas board about it.

      I'm interested in the meat markets you mentioned. Hopefully they stay open after dark, since I'm usually not even getting back to my hotel from work until at least 6:30 or 7:00.

      And I'll be getting sick of Mexican food pretty quickly, so I'll check out your other link there when that time comes.


    2. It's a drive, but Almieda in Flour Bluff, near the high school, has tasty and giant breakfast tacos. I haven't had the al pastor, but haven't heard anything bad about anything else they serve there.