El Jarro Cafe Taco Trailer
- DoobieWah Jun 27, 2012 08:14 AM
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.
Oh, and ask for one of each of the sauces. You'll want to take the extra home.
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!
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.
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?