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tacos de fideo seco in Austin?

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I've been looking for a place that sells these Mexican street tacos. They are a corn tortilla stuffed with fideo pasta with a tomato based sauce and cheese or crema? I'd gladly accept a recipe if there isn't a place to buy them.

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  1. one of my co-workers brings in the breakfast taco version of this (ie, with eggs) but he isn't here to ask.
    he's mexican, and lives in deep south austin, so it's probably a mom and pop place somewhere nearby.

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    1. re: dinaofdoom

      Thanks!. If you'd ask him I'd appreciate it.

      1. re: Karen West

        i totally will, when he gets back next week.
        i had never seen/heard/eaten them before.

        1. re: dinaofdoom

          okay, as promised (sorry for the delay).

          taqueria morelos
          512.386.7863
          3100 south highway 183
          (across from the airport)
          monday through saturday, 5am to 4pm

          there are 3 reviews on yelp, all positive, for whatever that's worth.
          and if you look at the pictures, you can see fideo and bean as one of the taco options.

          when i have had the fideo breakfast tacos, the fideo has been mixed with some kind of seasoned tomato sauce-- maybe a little salsa?
          whatever it is, it's tasty.

          1. re: dinaofdoom

            Yes, the tomato sauce is what I remember. Thanks! I'll get over there.

            1. re: Karen West

              I'm curious if the fideo you are referring to might be the fideo I grew up eating in El Paso? Lupe, who worked for us, would take fideo noodles and brown them in oil, once brown she would add broth, beef is what I use now, cumin, pepper flakes, salt and pepper, jalapenos, chopped onions, and maybe a can of rotel tomatos, and let it all simmer until the noodles were soft and delicious. We ate bowls full with beens or just by itself, never in a taco. It is still one of my favorite things to eat.

              1. re: gntlmn6464

                Well, "seco" would be a decent description of what your describing. I have some fideo - maybe I'll make this tonight!

                1. re: gntlmn6464

                  I don't know, but it sounds great. I think I'll make some.

              2. re: dinaofdoom

                Have driven past Taqueria Morelos many times on the way to Lockhart (it's a little stone bldg just south of 71, if I'm correct) but have never stopped. I'll have to rectify that soon.

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                Taqueria Morelos
                3100 US Highway 183 S, Austin, TX 78744

                1. re: brentwood

                  Crap - there were no fideo(s) in my cupboard. I went to Sonic and got a Chicago Dog instead.

                  1. re: rudeboy

                    & tots & cherry limeade, right? No human can resist the tots & the cherry limeade...