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Tacos Tierra Caliente

Map & Directions 1919 W. Alabama
Houston, TX 77098
  • Dinner, Lunch
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Houston Press' Description

This popular taco truck, usually parked at the corner of the West Alabama Icehouse, is a go-to spot for many chefs working in the area, chefs who praise the tasty, Mexican-style tacos for great preparation and fresh ingredients. Though the lengua and barbacoa tacos are most often cited as the things to order, Tierra offers the full complement of pastor, chicharron, pollo, and more, as well as quesadillas and tortas. Beware of the hot sauce, which is really spicy. Recently named one of the 10 Best Foodie Spots in Houston in USA Today, the truck is open until 11 p.m. on most nights, the perfect pit stop for a quick bite and a beer.

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  • West Alabama I. on 07/27/11

    Try the ultimate taco challenge! Order one of each type of meat, and try them all! Then go tell Blair which one is the best!

  • Cheapism on 03/29/11

    Start with some $2 tacos and add some of their homemade sauces for flavor and spice. Ingredients are fresh at this local taco stand.

  • Jenn on 11/15/11

    This taco truck doesn't look like much but the tacos are good. They offer about 4 or 5 varieties and costs about $1.50. Comes with red & verde salsa. Both were pretty tasty. Try the tacos al pastor.

  • sidney on 09/30/10

    Get the barbocoa! It's pig face!

  • Peter T. on 11/19/12

    Beware of red sauce.

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