We were sad when the previous owners closed up because they had the best flan in town but were excited to try a new place. Taqueria El Charro is in a little shopping strip on Lamar just south of 183. They offer a variety of Mexican style dishes as well as Tex Mex favorites. Overall they are good honest food and certainly a bargain but for me I like my food a bit more bold and spicy. As I say this I wonder if I could ask for something a bit more spicy? I'm new to the real Mexican restaurant as most of my experience is TexMex but I do know many Chinese/Hong Kong restaurants tone it down for the uninitiated. Let me know if this is the case.
I had a plate with a taco, a couple enchiladas and a tostada with rice and beans. It was good in quality but again I wanted more spice. I did pour on the salsa, which I liked, but even then I still wanted something more. Steph had cheese enchiladas and felt about the same.
The service was great and the prices were nice so in the end I didn't feel cheated. Maybe I should go back and have something more authentic Mexican and ask them to make it as it would be served at home. If I'm going to try new foods then I should at least try them as they should be eaten. Perhaps Taqueria El Charro deserves a second try just to be fair. Can you tell I feel bad for not giving them high praise?
See what Steph thought about them here.
I'll be thinking about this until tomorrow.