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Any Puffy Tacos in Northern Virginia ?

BeachGuy31 Sep 24, 2007 06:23 PM

When I was in San Antonio I used to get some decilious "Puffy Tacos" but I can't seem to find any in the Northern Virginia area. Does anyone know of any Mexican restaurant that has them on the menu (or could make them up for me)?

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    dcfb Sep 24, 2007 08:02 PM

    I've been looking too! I posted here http://www.chowhound.com/topics/321261 to look for a recipe. The ones I had were in Dallas and were delicious.

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    1. re: dcfb
      JustinS Sep 25, 2007 09:31 AM

      There was a Bobby Flay "Throwdown" on puffy tacos the other day where he described how to make them pretty well. It's on again tonight @10pm.


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      joshdacane Sep 25, 2007 06:49 AM

      So I'll threadjack a bit...but in general, what are some good Mexican places in Northern Virginia - specifically on the corridor between say, Falls Church and McLean/Tyson's?

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      1. re: joshdacane
        ChewFun Sep 25, 2007 12:39 PM

        I've been eating Mexican food since I was a little kid in Southern California and I have never heard of puffy tacos. Are these tacos that have been fried? Are they flour or corn torillas?

        1. re: joshdacane
          Dennis S Sep 25, 2007 02:11 PM

          In the Reston/Herndon area (just FYI):

          - Taco Truck just east of Baron Cameron, just west of the 7-11
          - The place in the Sterling Clocktower - almost just under the tower itself
          - There's a place in the K-Mart shopping center, in the far back side. Food is good, but service is SLOW
          - Lakeside Cafe at Lake Anne in Reston does some great steak and chicken (I get fajitas usually).
          - There's a mercado in the parking lot of Lake Anne that really is a divey joint slinging food outta the back. Potential, but service turned me off greatly the only time I went (food was good, though).

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          AmyMarie1 Sep 19, 2011 09:56 AM

          Bumping this thread back up - I'm from Texas, and would love to find some good puffy yacos.

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          1. re: AmyMarie1
            mdpilam Sep 19, 2011 11:15 AM

            You'll have a hard enough time finding good tacos, let alone puffy. Outside of Texas, I think you'll have a hard time finding them.

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              AmyMarie1 Sep 19, 2011 01:54 PM

              You're right. Best tacos I found so far are El Chilango (a truck off Route 50) - but they aren't puffy. http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-chilango-a...

          2. ktmoomau Sep 19, 2011 02:27 PM

            Taqueria Poblano has puffy tacos.

            Taqueria Poblano
            2400 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

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