Silky beef barbacoa with a peck of gaminess sets Tony’s apart from the mob of bakeries, mini-marts, tortillerias, and drive-thrus doling out innumerable pounds of the meat. At $6.99 for a plate of four tacos, it’s a bargain too. A plate of barbacoa tacos is also a superlative last meal for those embarking on a long drive to anywhere remotely resembling an urban setting east of El Paso. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi when you Instagram your taco and its accompaniments: mixed onion and cilantro and salsa served right—in bowls, not squeeze bottles. Finish the taco with the cooling, creaming salsa verde and bid adios to the Paso del Norte region.
12370 Edgemere Blvd, 915-307-4137. Open 7 days 7 a.m.–4 p.m.