Oh, Hugo’s. You had me at beer and tacos. Hugo’s Beer and Tacos is maybe the best restaurant name ever. And the food at this cute little taquería, on Edgefield between Pioneer and Tennessee in Elmwood, is worth a stop.
We order the special: Three tacos with rice and beans for $3.99. Don’t get fancy and order something that’s not on the menu like the person who reviewed Hugo’s on Yelp. This is a hole-in-the-wall with a tiny kitchen. Just order from the menu, and if you don’t eat beef or pork, well, there are other taquerías in Oak Cliff, you know?
Anyway, I like the pastor, marinated reddish pork chunks, served on delicious corn tortillas. The rice and beans are way, way better than I expected. The rice is fluffy and perfectly cooked. The beans are well seasoned. Both could pass for homemade. Same with the corn tortillas. The flour tortillas, we think, are Mission. Definitely order corn.
Hugo’s offers red and green salsa. The green is hot enough that I haven’t even tried the red, which a friend warned is “pica.”
Beer prices at Hugo’s are a little higher than at the grocery store, but only by about 25-50 cents. That’s not too bad, considering their only competition in the neighborhood is the old convenience store down the road.
The couple who owns and operates Hugo’s is very nice. And the elotes cart out front is one of the best in Oak Cliff.