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In Praise of the Taqueros

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In Mexico, restaurants, taco stands and other food service establishments often have very confusing schedules – open late or don’t open at all.

The small village of Primo Tapia is on our regular route to Rosarito for errands and shopping, and this small taco shop has been a regular stop over the years. They are open 24-7, and I have seen the stand open and busy on Christmas Eve.

The rotating cast of young taqueros sometimes look like they just came out of incarceration, with jail tats visible.

Whatever, the food handling is good and the cashier always puts on a plastic cover to handle the money.

Carne asada is served in tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas. Late afternoon, the trompa is up, serving adobada in any form you wish until it is all gone.

Good food, simply and freshly prepared and always great when reheated the next day because you bought too much to eat at one sitting.

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  1. Good info....i´m sad for people how go there on Christmas, taqueros have an excuse, but costumers...

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    1. re: Evaristo

      I can't say for sure, but I believe that they feed the homeless and hungry for free on the holidays.

      I know that there used to be a homeless man who would sweep up around the place during the day and they would feed him.