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Mar 27, 2008 07:19 AM

Good Mexican Beef Soup?

I really like the Mexican beef soup--usually a big bowl of broth, a chunk of beef, cooked with corn on the cob, root vegetables and cabbage. I had a very good one last week at

Taqueria El Rancho Grande
911 W Anderson Ln # 120
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 458-5454‎

They used shank beef on the bone (so tender I cut it with my spoon) and the corn was young and tender, the root veggies were cooked perfectly, and it was served with 4 tortilas. Anyone have a recommendation for another great bowl?

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  1. I have really enjoyed the caldo de res at Polvo's - much like your description above. Cabbage has a little crunch left, and there is something about a huge hunk of zucchini suspended in rich broth that is magical.

    1. About a year ago, I had a great caldo at El Borrego De Oro. I think it was on the corner of Ben White and South 1st. We were making quite a few trips down there for the birria and picadillo tacos at the time. Somehow those trips tapered off and I haven't been back in a while.

      Does anyone know if it's still there and if it is, is it still worth the trip?

      1. Dave
        I visited this place on your recommmendation last night and got the Menudo. I asked for flour tortillas and got corn, when i asked why the said they didn't have anymore corn. I never got chips and salsa when i sat down. I only recieved three tortillas with my soup and no one ever returned. The only good experience was I brought my own beer. i would never return to this horrible restaurant, also on a Sat night at 8pm they had three tables, I've should've known :-(