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[DFW] Best Elotes Stand in the Metroplex [DFW]

LewisvilleHounder Oct 5, 2009 12:39 PM

I am sure most of us have had this simple Mexican inspired snack but I would like to hear some suggestions on the best in the D/FW metroplex.

Frozen corn is out
Fresh grilled/roasted corn is preferred
Vendor has to serve all the toppings parmesan (or cotija), hot sauce (Valentina, etc), lemon pepper, chili powder, butter, mayonesa, and crema.

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  1. LewisvilleHounder Oct 6, 2009 07:15 AM

    I also want to note that this request is only when fresh corn is in season (June - September)

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    1. re: LewisvilleHounder
      dfwtexex Oct 6, 2009 03:57 PM

      The corn stand outside of Taqueria El Si Hay on Davis is excellent. He is pretty generous with the butter/margarine, though! On the other hand, the elotes at Fuel City are from canned corn. To your requirements, I would add that the corn has to be on the cob and the kernals cut off at the time you order.

      1. re: dfwtexex
        kindofabigdeal Oct 10, 2009 08:44 AM

        Huh? You're so concerned about corn fresh off the cob, but are willing to dress it with margarine? I try not to be a hater, but I think margarine is one of those ingredients with no purpose. I CAN believe its not butter.

        1. re: kindofabigdeal
          foiegras Mar 16, 2010 08:55 PM

          Margarine is traditional in Tex-Mex cuisine however ... I'm certain the stuff on the tables in the Tex-Mex restaurant where I've been going since I was 3 is not butter. It's the only place where margarine passes my lips (knowingly, that is).

          Have a question for those of you recommending stands ... I have had corn that tasted of the fuel being used for the roaster (ugh). Was that an aberration?

      2. re: LewisvilleHounder
        OCNC Oct 7, 2009 05:33 PM

        Why are you askin in October then?

        1. re: OCNC
          LewisvilleHounder Oct 8, 2009 12:21 PM

          Do you have any recommendations?

          1. re: LewisvilleHounder
            randyjl Oct 10, 2009 07:03 PM

            I found some great elotes at Dallas Farmer's Market, just outside the barn with local produce. It was roasted!

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        demigodh Oct 11, 2009 09:00 AM

        At Spring Valley west of 75 in front of the La Paloma taqueria. Freshly cut off the cob with all the accoutrements

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          DFWFOODIE Oct 17, 2009 04:22 PM

          I haven't tried too many, but my favorite so far is the one in front of the gas station off Harry Hines & Loop 12. They cut it in front of you and have all the toppings and a ton of different hot sauces. I love this place because the elotes are good and the tacos at the gas station are the BEST! There's a man who works there that is a partner in the elote stand...he says they have maybe 7 around the Dallas area. I can't remember where they all are.

          I had heard before that they served really good elotes (on the cob) at a bazaar off Harry HInes but haven't tried them yet.

          I really don't like the ones at Fuel City...the corn is not fresh at all.

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          1. re: DFWFOODIE
            fireinthehole Oct 23, 2009 11:01 AM

            I will second this taco place on this corner, it is the only taco stand in this area consistently with a line. its crazy trying to get some for breakfast with everyone ordering 30 tacos to go. The bazaar (pink one) on Harry Hines does have a huge corn roaster in the summer and probably has the best elotes when fresh corn is available. I love to see all of the kids smiling with their cup full of corn "candy".

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            lizpdfb Mar 16, 2010 10:08 AM

            There is a corn cart in Huffines Plaza in Lewisville facing 35. Fresh corn that they slice off the cob. Delicious and perfect!

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            1. re: lizpdfb
              LewisvilleHounder Mar 16, 2010 10:17 AM

              Is it the Elotes De Dona Carmen??? They were at Terry's for a while during the remodel of Dona Carmen into the El Pollo Regio. Thanks for the tip I will go by there soon and report back

            2. DallasDude Mar 17, 2010 08:09 AM

              LH, I was at El Si Hay yesterday and watched as the elota vendor carved corn and assembled his elotes. Seemed like a great version.

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