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Nov 6, 2012 07:10 AM

Puffy tacos smothered with queso

Back in my younger days in Houston (I'm 69) I loved puffy tacos smothered with cheese queso.

Anywhere in Travis or Williamson County to curb my craving? Thanks

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  1. Tacos with filling, or more like chili con queso?

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    1. re: rudeboy

      Filling is fine at this point in my life. In old days it was just a big round puffy taco in shape of baloon and they ladeled cheese queso all over it. Then I'd smash it up and eat it with a fork. Yum.

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      1. I remember it being called a queso puff. it's just a corn tortilla fried till it puffs into a big, crispy balloon shape, then covered in queso. No taco filling or anything. I haven't seen one in a really long time, but I'd order it if I ever saw it on a menu.

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        1. re: ampeg66

          Maudie's has this on one of their lunch plates. I'm sure you could just get a plate with a couple of those and rice and beans. Yummmm.

        2. Could Tio Dan Puffy Tacos in Round Rock be what you have in mind? It wasn't what i'd expected. Their puffy tacos are not made with corn tortillas.

          1. Doesn't Matt's El Rancho still serve those? I seem to remember them from Felix's Mexican Restaurant in Houston long ago.

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            1. re: forestd

              Besides the queso (puff) Felix's also had fried tacos. It was a hard shell taco filled with beef and cheese and then fried.So good. Does anyone know where these are offered?

              1. re: willastn

                Jack in the Box. Seriously, they are deep fried, and 2 for 99 cents. umm.
                They start out as a soft shell taco.