Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bob's Tacos: Houston: Richmond/Rosenberg

Bob's Tacos is a Richmond/Rosenberg institution.  It's where you go before high school for breakfast tacos.  You always visit when you're visiting the town after you've moved away.  It's where, if you didn't move away, you go once a week until you die.  They've also got all kinds of Mex food, but most importantly, they've got all the classic breakfast tacos: (Italics added for signs you're at a good breakfast taco place)
Potato & Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.79
Bean & Cheese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.79
 Bean and Cheese Breakfast Tacos, in case you're a vegetarian or weird like my mother, not that they're not tasty, but don't you want meat and eggs and potatoes?

Refried Beans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.79
Bean & Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.79
 Beans, Eggs and Cheese (The way my dad gets them.  You can always add whatever you want in any combination for a bit extra.)

Country Sausage & Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99
Chorizo & Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99
Crispy Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99
Ham & Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99
Bacon & Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99
Bean & Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99
Chorizo & Potato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99
Chorizo & Refried Bean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99
Potato & Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99
Bacon, Egg & Potato (John) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
Chicharron Guisado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
Carne Guisada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
Barbacoa (Cilantro & Onions Upon Request) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
Chicharron & Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
Machacado & Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
 One of these is machacado and egg, one chorizo and egg.  I forget which is which, but they're both delicious.

Lengua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25
Fajitas (Beef, Chicken or Pork) (Lettuce & Tomatoes Upon Request) 2.50

The other thing you really need to know is that if you go for breakfast, they won't automatically give you chips and salsa that come with lunch, but you can order them for two bucks.  They may try to give you the sauce in the bottle, but ask them for the fire roasted salsa.
 Chips and fire roasted salsa
 The fire roasted salsa

Ohhhh so good.  It's at the perfect spicy level, with lots of cilantro and wonderful roasted tomatoes.  I could eat this all day.

 Look at these sweet Texas beer prices!
 They have tons of fun pictures and signs on the walls.  Lots of character, lots of local love.

Warning: it does get busy during peak hours.  But it's worth it.  Call ahead for to go orders.  Some at off times.  Come hungry.

It's also been on DD&D: