While waiting for our table at this crazy-popular taco joint, we chatted with a vacationing family, a group of sunburned fishermen, and partied-out table of Canadian nurses who considered mayonnaise an appropriate taco condiment. Although the proud owner of Manuel’s shook his head in dismay, he did reassure them that his tacos will cure all ills caused by overindulgence the night before. We peeked in the kitchen and saw a lady rolling out flour tortillas the size of pizzas. They were destined for the famous Con Todo (with everything) taco. (Seriously, the size boggles the mind, as this YouTube clip proves.) We like ours stuffed with beef fajita meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, and tomato, and with so much of it, the combination assured we didn’t leave Manuel’s hungry.
313 Maxan St, Port Isabel (956-943-1655). Open Tue-Sun 7-2.