quickbite: taqueria el rodeo de jalisco #4 (hondo, tx)

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Starting a new series with this post called “quick bite” where we stop in someplace while traveling and find it worthy of a write-up and, perhaps, a future visit.

We woke up at 5am to head to Comstock, Texas, to see the White Shaman. About halfway through our five-hour drive, the bride calmly but firmly stated “I need a breakfast taco.” If there’s one thing I’ve learned about living with Mrs. Wanderlist over the past three decades, it’s that her hangryness can reach Godzillian proportions. Fortunately, we were driving through Hondo at the time, so I typed “breakfast tacos” into Google maps, and Taqueria el Rodeo de Jalisco miraculously appeared a few blocks ahead. Our jaws dropped at the prices: A buck fifty five for a taco (or three tacos for $3.50)! We walked out three tacos and a coffee later for less than eight bucks (sans tax and tip). The tacos were hefty and tasty with toasted tortillas, and the red salsa bit like a rattlesnake. It’s a worthy stop if you’re passing through.

web&where: 409 19th street, hondo, texas; 830-426-5850
what’s the deal? small-town texmex; sit down
overall: ** (food**; drink*; atmosphere*; service**; instagrammability*)
cost: $

our scale:
–          meh [think twice]
*         OK [it’ll get the job done]
**       good [solid neighborhood joint]
***     damn good [we’ll definitely be back]
****   yippity-yikes that was amazeballs [fantastic; one of the best]
***** holy sh!t [transcendental; best of the best]

each $ = $10; cost is based on a typical dinner entrée and appetizer (no drinks)

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