Welcome to East Dallas' El Come Taco, Your Newest Taco Obsession

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The front counter, where you order and pay for your tacos.
I've been driving past El Come Taco's plastic banner for months now, wondering when they were going to open. The last time I peeked in the window, in mid-October, the place was still full of loose wires and construction dust. It looked like the had a long way to go.

But The Taco Trail reports that they opened in early December, which was pointed out by a reader in a comment on our Biggest Closings of the Year post. The only response, of course, was to drop everything I was doing, rocket down Fitzhugh Avenue and order no fewer than 10 tacos.

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Lengua tacos
There's no disguising the tongue in the lengua tacos. It's cut in thick slices, tastebuds and all, and heaped into a double-stack tortilla and accompanied by a salsa tailored specifically for that cut. Normally I appreciate when a kitchen peels the skin (and tastebuds) off a tongue before they slice it, but taking a huge bite of this taco quelled my concerns. It was good.

I had tacos with chewy chunks of suadero, chewy bits of steak, fatty soft hunks of tender cabeza, sweet and quietly spicy pastor and salty, crispy chorizo. Nearly each of these tacos come with their own salsa. Order a wide variety and owner Luis Villalva will come to your table with his arms wrapped around five or six squeeze bottles, each labeled with its appropriate destination.

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Chewy chunks of suadero.

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Salty chorizo cooked to a crisp.
Villalva is definitely working through some opening quirks. His HVAC seems to be improperly wired so the air conditioning runs when heat seems much more appropriate. The service seems a little slow, too. Still, the tacos I had recently showed promise. And in a month or two Villalva told me he had some more surprises planned for the menu.

I'm not going to miss them.

El Come Taco, 2513 North Fitzhugh Ave., 214-821-3738

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The fresh paint is balanced with a rustic wall.


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3 comments
truthjones
truthjones

went the other nite, was awful. fuel city is the standard, not even a quarter of the flavor or quality as FC.  pastor was dry and flavorless. Get the basics right befor going in on sessos or beef tongue.

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

The best tacos I've had since La Banqueta on Bryan Street closed.

Be sure to have the brisket/chorizo combo with plenty of onions and cilantro, a large squeeze of lime and green sauce.

Not sure if they make their own corn tortillas but their taste and texture tell me they could be.  

G_David
G_David

"...and order no fewer than tacos."  ?

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