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14 Great Tacos in San Antonio

Chela’s Tacos

Cilantro Chicken

Photograph by Scott Ball

The students at the University of Texas at San Antonio have helped make Chela’s Tacos a food truck must. Parked alongside a global array of trailers serving Colombian, Asian fusion, and American food (humongous burgers in the latter case), Celia and Marty Davis’ fire engine red trailer has brought tacos to the international lineup. From their offerings, we have three favorites. The carne deshebrada (made using shredded flank steak) is vegetable-packed and peppery. The costra del guero is a toasted cheese super-taco(with a layer of cheese fried to mimic a taco shell). But it’s the surprisingly light and heavenly cilantro chicken soft tacos made with breast meat slow cooked with a creamy cilantro-poblano sauce that get our top vote of confidence.

14530 Roadrunner Way, (210 535-7340), Open Tue-Wed 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Thu-Sat 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-10:30 p.m., Sun 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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