Good barbacoa, carnitas and papa ranchera in an old school setting, Efrains has been around since the 1950s.
Gibby’s La Cocina, 2602 Nogalitos St.
It was A Tale of Two Tortillas. Flour to be exact.
Maybe the best papa ranchera I’ve had. The other tacos, not so much.
If breakfast tacos are San Antonio’s comfort food, this one brings me the most comfort.
Every good taco seemed to have a minor setback — including undercooked potatoes in papa ranchera, super acidic sauce for chicharrones and salty machacado.
Some good tacos in this tiny Converse taqueria like the country guisada and the carne guisada. But definitely some misses, including the bean and cheese and chicharron en salsa.
Mama’s Kitchen is one of the best taquerias I’ve visited. And this taco, the chicharron en salsa ranchera, is the best taco I’ve had from there.
When you order tacos at Roy’s Taco Hut on San Pedro Avenue, you must indicate “small” or “large.”