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El Jarro Cafe Taco Trailer

DoobieWah Jun 27, 2012 08:14 AM

Dios mio!

Located behind the Schlotzky's that used to be Memorial Grill on Memorial between Dairy Ashford and Kirkwood, (but closer to Dairy Ashford).

Picked up two tacos, one carnitas and one campechano (?), which was beef and chorizo.

Really, really good.

A single picnic table under a tree is all they have for furnishings, but if you're anywhere near here between 8am and 6 pm, Monday thru Saturday, you MUST stop in and have a taco.

Doesn't matter where you've been. Couldn't care less where you're going.

Do this.

Oh, and ask for one of each of the sauces. You'll want to take the extra home.

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  1. DoobieWah RE: DoobieWah Jun 27, 2012 07:35 PM

    Need to correct operating hours.

    They are open from 10am to 8pm and serve breakfast tacos all day.

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      Lambowner RE: DoobieWah Jun 27, 2012 10:14 PM

      Have you seen the weather forecast? Always the optimist, Doobs. Not going to eat any truck meal in this heat. Or maybe you mean take-away. In which case we all know how that turns out in styro, even if you poke holes in it. We will always be opposed on trucking issues, which means I am opposed to the young populace, as it turns out. I love good food in comfy environs. And therefore I am archaic. I also said the whole "computer" phase would pass, pffft. Take your chips and your bongs elsewhere....ha!

      1. re: Lambowner
        DoobieWah RE: Lambowner Jun 28, 2012 04:58 AM

        I'm not trying to convert the heathen, Lambsy.

        I'm just preaching to the choir!

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          Lambowner RE: DoobieWah Jun 28, 2012 07:10 AM

          I do wish I liked the idea because I like the pictures. Most of them hang out at bars late at night though it seems, which I don't frequent.

    2. FarleyFlavors RE: DoobieWah Jun 30, 2012 03:02 AM

      Must admit, I had only an average taco experience in the Jarro Cafe, but I agree that the salsas are excellent.

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      1. re: FarleyFlavors
        James Cristinian RE: FarleyFlavors Jun 30, 2012 10:38 AM

        You're from the UK, what do you know about tacos? Just kidding. I went one time, and was not too impressed with the tacos at the Jarro Cafe, and as you say, the salsas were excellent. My wife, an actual authentic Mexican-American, was not enthused either on an independent visit. We do enjoy the El Norteno chicken places on Long Point, really good chicken and beans, we get extra beans, plus spare ribs when available on weekend afternoons.

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          FarleyFlavors RE: James Cristinian Jul 2, 2012 03:35 AM

          "You're from the UK, what do you know about tacos?"

          Bugger all, my good chap. I fear you have me rumbled.

          1. re: FarleyFlavors
            DoobieWah RE: FarleyFlavors Jul 2, 2012 08:13 AM

            Problem is...

            You're both wrong!

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              James Cristinian RE: FarleyFlavors Jul 2, 2012 03:09 PM

              "Bugger all, my good chap. I fear you have me rumbled." Farley, old boy, can you please translate this into English?

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            brucesw RE: FarleyFlavors Jul 3, 2012 06:27 AM

            I used to make the trip up to the original on Gessner on occasion; at one time I thought it was the best cochinita pibil and al pastor in town but things seemed to go downhill. Salsas were still excellent but I stopped making the trek. Houston has lots of great taco trucks, although probably few in the Memorial area.

            I always wondered about the 'spare' trailers parked on the side of the building. I wonder if they deploy more than just one from the original location?

            1. re: brucesw
              DoobieWah RE: brucesw Jul 3, 2012 08:22 AM

              My carnitas taco was one of the best I've ever had.

              It was almost...almost... as good as mine!

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