Restaruant talk: Tacos Chanos

Tacos Chanos looks pretty nice from the outside. It’s a simple white building with topiary landscaping. Pretty stylish. Then, of course, there’s the neon sign: “carne en su jugo”. That’s “meat in its juice”, right?

I like meat. So that sounds kind of good to me. But I didn’t know going in that “carne en su jugo” is a typical soup dish from Jalisco. So instead, I ordered tacos, one barbacoa, one pastor, one chicken.

They were fine, served with oily corn tortillas. But that isn’t the right order at Tacos Chanos.

If you go, order the burrito, as my dinner companion, a Chanos veteran, did.

This burrito is about a foot long, stuffed with meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. It’s a monster, and at $5.95, it’s enough for two people.

The salsa at Chanos isn’t my favorite, a watery red and an aguacate that tasted a little old. But the people who run the place are friendly and fast. Plus it’s cheap and clean. So add this one to your taquería roster if you haven’t already.


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  • Caroline

    have been there twice, dont care for it. Lousy service both times and the food wasnt to my taste (and I luv tacos!). 🙁

  • scott

    Are they open for breakfast on the weekends?

  • Sandra Lozano

    I’m an OakCliff native and I have been going to Chanos even before they opened the new building, I love I mean love the burritos and yes, that is what to order! Plus the pickled carrots, heaven!!