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15 Great Tacos in Houston

Los 4 Brothers #1

Al Pastor

Ground zero for Mexican street food culture in Houston has coalesced within the bustling and chaotic flea markets along Airline Drive. Sunny Flea Market, a colossal agglomeration of barn-like structures featuring stalls selling everything from used electronics, car parts, and jewelry, also features some of the city’s best tacos. Here Rodriguez brothers serve al pastor tacos from a traditional trompo, a vertical roaster with slabs of adobo-seasoned pork. The taquero slices off chunks of cooked pork and fries them until slightly crispy. To order, look for the brother with the notepad (three tacos per person is the norm). Grab a booth in front of the trompo and watch your order being made.
8705 Airline Dr, 832-691-3524. Open Sat–Sun 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

(To avoid getting lost, follow these directions: From I-45, drive north on Airline for four miles. Just after Mitchell Road, you’ll see a “Sunny Flea Market Parking” sign on your left. Park and walk north along the sidewalk on Airline. Just past the bus stop is an entry to the market. Los 4 Brothers is the first stand.)

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