Cesar’s Tacos is, by far, the best fast food mexican restaurant you are going to find, anywhere! I know this is a bold statement, but if you can think of a place that is better, please let me know. Where else can you get delicious, cheap tacos at 3 am? (If you say Taco Bell, then you deserved to be punched in the face).
More Cesar’s Tacos have opened in Oak Cliff as well as other parts of Dallas and surrounding suburbs. Their bold yellow and red stores help them stand out, for better or worse. I frequent the one by my house at least once a week. With school during the day and work at night, I sometime don’t find the time to cook a nice Mexican meal, and have found Cesar’s to be pretty damn good substitute.
Whether you want tacos, tamales, burritos, tortas, or full on platters, they have it all and at a reasonable price. Most of these places might not have a drive-thru, which is pretty essential for fast food restaurants, but the few extra minutes you spend going into the place is worth it. I mean, do you really want to pay to eat something that someone just microwaved?
location: pretty much everywhere
If you happen to drive by the intersection of Illinois Ave and Hampton Rd, you will notice on one side The Original Chicken N’ Rice restaurant and directly across the street The New Crispy Chicken N’ Rice. I know competition exist, but this is just being lazy. Quizno’s may be similar to Subway, but at least they didn’t call themselves The New Toasty Subway. Even the color scheme of their signs are way too similar.
So, why is this a war you may ask? Because The Original Chicken N’ Rice has signs up in its store claiming that they are “the original,” and that they are not associated with the impostor, The New Crispy Chicken N’ Rice. They adopted “the original” as part of their name in response to the other opening up, and have gone about replacing everything in the store to now say The Original Chicken N’ Rice.
Which restaurant is winning the war is unclear. Several of my friends have told me that The Original Chicken N’ Rice taste better, so I’m going to have to pick that one.
Part II of the Dallas tour I was giving friends from out of town involved me picking a place that served a really good Mexican breakfast. Finding good Mexican food in Oak Cliff is not a hard thing to do, but choosing a place is. A favorite place of mine that I came across recently is Taqueria La Victoria. Everything I’ve ordered here has been pretty amazing, so I knew it wouldn’t disappoint.
We all ordered the eggs with chorizo, which also come with refried beans, potatoes, and hand made tortillas. This was the perfect meal after a night of moderate, to not-s0-moderate drinking. The salsa they serve is one of my favorites. Its not too intense that it overpowers the food, but just strong enough where you get that slight runny nose thing happening at the end of the meal. This salsa may be a little hot for those of you who think the “fire” hot sauce at Taco Bell is intense.** White people, you have been warned**
Everyone loved the meal. The price was not bad as well. They do serve breakfast past noon, but charge an extra dollar to do so, which changes it from $4.99 to $5.99. Their entrees are a little more, but well worth it. Taqueria La Victoria serves all your favorite Mexican dishes, as well as some not so familiar ones. According to their sign outside, they serve “tacos a vapor y tacos de trompo” (or al pastor). Even I had to look up what kind of tacos vapor and trompo were.
Taqueria La Victoria
2851 S. Westmoreland Rd
Dallas, Tx 75233
located at Westmoreland Rd and Illinois Ave across from the Westmoreland Dart Rail Station
Saturday, April 25, mark this day on your calendar. This is when Aunt Stelle’s Sno Cone opens for the season. I know its only February and still a bit chilly outside, but the little chubby kid in me was in the mood for a cherry snow cone. Aunt Stelle’s is seriously the one of the best. I knew they weren’t open, but I decided to swing by to know how long I would need to wait.
I was going to make some dinner and I needed to pick up some tortillas, so I swung by the Supermercado Mexico, a little grocery store located at the corner of Twelfth St. and Rosemont. Now, these tortillas are the closest to grandma’s homemade tortillas you are going to find anywhere. They make them fresh there daily. You can usually go in at anytime and pick up a bag of hot tortillas for just 2 dollars. I don’t know how many come in a bag, but trust me, it’s more than enough.