If you throw a rock in Houston, you’ll probably hit a spot specializing in tacos. When a new place opens serving the hot commodity, it has to stand out.
So when The Taco Stand opened up late last month next door to its sister concept The Burger Joint, I had high expectations.
I ended up at the new restaurant’s opening day for lunch.
The Taco Stand is mostly outdoor patio seating, with a few spots “inside,” meaning a part of the patio that’s completely covered and closed in, but still open air. To order, there is a walk-up window and when your order is ready, you pick it up at a different window.
My favorite part of this new space is that it has a drive-through. I don’t think there’s many spots that have quality ingredients that have a drive-through. And it’s what I’ve utilized after my first visit.
During my first visit I grabbed two tacos with chicken in flour tortillas. They came with cilantro and onion, but you can choose to add additional toppings. I added slices of avocado.
The chicken was well-seasoned and with the hefty helping of avocado, I didn’t feel like I needed anything else. The tortillas were soft and fresh.
I also tried the chips and salsa, of which there are five. The chips are thicker than most and seemed a little overdone, but I liked that there was a variety of salsa, from spicy to sweet.
The next time I dropped…