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Old 01-15-2014, 06:22 AM
 
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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!
I agree. I've lived all over the U.S.A. and I have to say San Antonio's Mexican food cannot be beat! There is no wonder we have a weight problem here (myself included)!
As far as the "puffy taco", when I was growing up in Nevada, the closest thing we had was called Indian Tacos (Native American now to be PC). The local Native American tribe would make a fry bread, which was essentially the puffy part, and fill it with some beef, etc. Pretty good, but more like a sopapilla with meat than a true SA puffy taco.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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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
I've never had their Puffy's but I have had their Crispy Dogs. I've never eaten at Ray's but I would like to. Someone brought some to go lunch from Ray's and it was Cripy Dogs. I have lived here all my life and never tasted Crispy Dogs. Very unique.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:31 PM
 
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Bandera Cafe has some pretty good puffy tacos. Not as good as Jacala's but they are at least made correctly.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I've never had their Puffy's but I have had their Crispy Dogs. I've never eaten at Ray's but I would like to. Someone brought some to go lunch from Ray's and it was Cripy Dogs. I have lived here all my life and never tasted Crispy Dogs. Very unique.
are they fried, SnappyBob? Sounds intriguing...
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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are they fried, SnappyBob? Sounds intriguing...
If I remember correctly, they were like little cocktail weenies with a little corn tortilla wrapper that were deep fried. Very tasty. Hot sauce was good also. On the website they showed a plate with 2 cheese enchilades, rice, beans, carne guisada and a puffy taco. That looks like it would be pretty good with a couple of crispy dogs on the side. One of these days I'll go there for lunch. It's a little far and I'm not that familiar with the neighborhood but it's one of those places that should be on the bucket list if you live in SA.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Clover SC
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Hmmm !
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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Default What's a puffy taco?

A good time.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:01 AM
 
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The Goliad location was North of Brooks AFB a couple of miles on the right. There was another one in a strip mall that had a women's work out center next to it.There was also a Sears across the street. It has been over 30 years since I have been there. The manager of that restaurant in the strip used to give the work out girls free food from time to time, used to make my mom mad!!
My dad used to work there back when Henry Westrup was there. My dad loved that man he was a big influence to him. He started there as a dishwasher, then he became a spooner which meant that he would help in the kitchen with prep. Mr. Westrup saw that my dad moved around and was a hard worker and he became a maintanece worker along with Don. He worked there for 6 years before leaving. According to my father Henry Westrup was the original PuffyTaco maker and no one makes them like they did. We even went to eat at El Tipico hoping to find the same tacos but sadly they were not. If anyone is interested El Rancho ordered their masa for the puffy taco from Alamo Masa Company.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:58 AM
 
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I have to say that you are not alone with your new found discovery of the puffy taco. I had recently taken a trip to San Antonio and was taken to a place called Henry's Puffy Taco Express. I must say it was one of the best things I've ever eaten and now I'm dying to find a place even half as good where I live.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:18 AM
 
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La Palmita had the best puffy tacos, too bad they are gone
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