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.

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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!!