TACO TASTE TEST
Wednesdays are generally reserved for steak night at Texas Roadhouse, but Tacos on Sunday morning is a tradition my grandfather (affectionately known as Gpoppy) and I share. In San Antonio, you can find a taco place in nearly any direction. So, I thought, “You know what? It’s time for a taco showdown.”
Our go to is the Colonnade Rodeo Jalisco and Carne Asada are our go to tacos. The tacos there never disappoint. The salsas bring a different flavor dimension to each bite, both have a nice kick. I enjoy mine with onion and cilantro. I would say they are the standard everyone else must meet or surpass.
There was a drive thru on the corner of Broadway and Macarthur View, I believe was named Cholula’s. Ordered my tacos, got them hot and fresh. Wasn’t a fan of the tortilla’s and they forgot my sides! But, besides those missteps, the meat was juicy. Th e roasted salsa was flavorful but no spice yet the Verde tingled for quite a while. I was impressed!
Tito’s Taco House is relatively new in comparison to the competitors in the area, Ruthies and Las Palapas. One distinct advantage they have over Las Palapas is they are open on Sunday. Ruthies, I’m biased. They have their moments, but they lack consistency. Tito’s has been good every time. Their Carne Asada was nice and salty, the tortillas were soft and warm and didn’t get soggy on the way home. They hooked it up with a bunch of onion and cilantro. Salsa Rojo and Verde both had flavor and spice that didn’t linger. Even though they don’t have a drive thru, they offer curbside service. Best of all, it’s fast.
In conclusion, they are all good places to grab some tacos. I prefer Rodeo Jalisco and Tito’s Taco House to Cholula’s but if you’re near the eastern side of the airport Cholula’s will get you fed. Is there a winner between the two? I’ll leave that decision up to you!