Tacos

Tacos from BBQ on the Brazos in Cresson.
Smoked in Texas: BBQ Tacos at BBQ on the Brazos

Oct 18, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

Combining barbecue and tacos is a damn-near perfect culinary Texas creation. In fact, it is the barbecue tacos at Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ in Austin that has made this one of my favorite joints in the state. I’ve often wished that more tortillas were stuffed with smoked meat, so I was happy to find another…

Smoked in Texas: Smoked Brisket Tacos at Plantation BBQ

Mar 7, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

It’s become a fairly common sight in Texas: smoke rising from a little trailer parked in a gravel lot alongside the highway. But the Plantation BBQ trailer in Richmond was running a trailer long before it food trucks were de rigueur. Richmond is southwest of Houston, about forty minutes from downtown,…

User’s Guide to Tacos

Mar 22, 2015 By Texas Monthly and Patricia Sharpe

Texans LOVE their tacos. Versatile, portable, and quick to wolf down, tacos are made with either corn or flour tortillas. In their different styles, you can trace more than half a century of Texas’s Mexican-food history.

Puffy Tacos

Jul 16, 2014 By Courtney Bond

Oil, masa, air bubbles, and the filling of your choice—do you really need anything else?

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ

Dec 10, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

My first trip to Valentina’s was on a whim. I stopped at the trailer behind the Star Bar on Sixth Street in Austin on my way out of town. A friend was writing a story on taco variations, and I thought I might be able to add a novelty to…