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Old 04-04-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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Another San Antonio invention, like the breakfast taco. It's Tex Mex, not real Mexican.
I grew up in Northern Mexico in the 70's and 80's and would eat breakfast tacos all the time (egg and stuff on flower tortilla, barbacoa on corn tortilla, etc, etc,) so I guess you can call them "Mexican" and not just "Tex-Mex". Puffy tacos, I never saw those before moving to San Antonio.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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I grew up in SA but now am stuck in Colorado. I die a little inside everyday I don't get to eat puffy tacos. Jacala's and Henry's are hands down the best. Fiesta Patio (had a location in Fort Collins, CO for a while) is decent and in a pinch Alamo Cafe will do. Lots of other places outside of SA have puffy tacos on the menu, but they aren't "real" and in fact taste somewhat like dog food in comparison. I fly down to SA a few times a year under the guise of "visiting" relatives, but really it is only for puffy tacos.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Default puffy tacos

My best friend was Henry Westrup. I have since lost contact with him. His folks owned El Rancho Mexican Resterants. The original one was on South Presa. Time frame '47-'50. They made puffy taco's back then. It was my understanding that these were the first puffy taco's made. They were the best I have ever eaten.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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If you're ever in Houston go to Los Tios, and ask for the Golden Taco plate. *sigh* yummy. 2 puffy tacos that are just delicious. Just like Henry's here. When I was pregnant with each of my girls, I had a serious craving for those suckers.
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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I can't believe that no one has no one has mentioned Ray's for puffy tacos.

WELCOME TO RAY'S DRIVE INN
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:26 PM
 
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Bandera Rd.
We Tried Them All. Here's The Only One We Recommend.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Bandera Rd.
We Tried Them All. Here's The Only One We Recommend.
That's the same family as Ray's, apparently. I love some Henry's!
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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Jacala's: Hands down THE best!
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The first puffy tacos I ever had were at Jacalas. I have tried others, but Jacala's are truly the best.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: TX
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I remember when I lived overseas for a few years (long ago), the desire for Mexican food from S.A. was almost unbearable sometimes! A puffy taco that is done well...sigh! Yum!
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