Fans go out of their way for the puffy tacos, chalupas, and tostadas served at this South Texas institution. Order this to go: The guacamole-topped puffy nachos are light as air and made from corn tortillas so fresh you can actually taste the corn. The Mexican Plate is easier than deciding on one thing, and it gets you a cheese enchilada with rice and beans and, the real star, a puffy taco. We can’t get enough of the light crunch from that airy shell holding lightly seasoned beef, shredded lettuce, and tomato. Pro tip: You can’t order online, because instead of technology, Caro’s has been focused on making great food (since the thirties), but they will happily deliver your phoned-in order to your car window.

Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.