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Jan 3, 2011 05:14 PM

New tortilleria spotted in Rosenberg

In the former office of a used-car dealer on Avenue H: "House of Maiz" which appeared to be a functioning and dedicated tortilleria (nothing more).

N. side of Ave H west of McDonalds but before Bob s Taco Station.

Bob's Taco Station
1901 Avenue H, Rosenberg, TX 77471

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  1. Speaking of Bob's Tacos, I visited there this week and and our party of 5 waited 1/2 hour while every other group in the door after us, ranging from 2 to 7 were seated immediately. They kept telling us we would get "that table" when they were done paying, then a larger group would come in and be seated in it since it held 7 people. This happened three times. Then the food was absolutely pedestrian. So not good. Go for the New Orleans style snow balls around the corner in the back sidewalk walk-up window, but not the tacos. One of those meals I was looking forward to trying and now will remember as a horrible time. I like you, Guy Fieri, but you missed on this one. At least your poster sized face is on the wall above one of the tables we didn't get.

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    1. re: Lambowner

      I think Bob's gets its business as the most "accessible" of Rosenberg's Mexicans. (Unlike say el Tejano where last time there was a unilingual (obviously not english) mayhem at the back from which I could not make any headway getting served.) I think there is actually a fertile chore waiting for some enterprising Hound (maybe I need to take it on although I live 35 miles from Rosenberg) to assess the relative merits of the myriad Mexican eateries in the town. (20 or more I would guess.) The place I originally alluded to has now morphed into a taqueria and there is a place opposite the railroad tracks (nto far from Bob's) which I think exudes promise.

      I don't personally like Bob's for the same reason of haphazard experience you describe.

      1. re: bishopsbitter

        BB, have you tried Buena Vista, about a block west of Bob's on Ave H? Excellent mixed grill, carnitas, and fajitas, above-average chips and salsa, and stellar frozen margaritas, at stunningly low prices. Enchiladas are blah, though.
        We also like a little hole in the wall called Carmelo's at Hwy 90A and the Grand Parkway (Texas 99). Food is a little rough around the edges, and I mean that in a very good way--it seems more like Tex-Mex home cooking than restaurant food. I once got four meals from their gargantuan burrito.

        1. re: zorra

          The place I want to try most is the one overlooking the tracks but good to know Buena Vista is there (I see it all the time but never ventured in). I doubt the other place serves alcohol., But they do serve menudo (a favorite of mine) daily I think.