In Memoriam: a Neighborhood Taqueria

In Memoriam: a Neighborhood Taqueria

In the summer of 2014, I spent most of my Friday evenings at the Dallas speakeasy taqueria, Dos Primos Tacos. The operation, run out of a residential Oak Cliff backyard, specialized in tacos de trompo, the vermilion-colored, paprika-forward, northern Mexican cousin of al pastor. The crispy pork slivers—sliced from the wood-fired vertical spit—clung to small, doubled-up corn tortillas that shimmered with oil from the flattop. I garnished the tacos with chopped cilantro, diced white onion, and a flourish of salsa de chile de árbol so spicy it made my ears sweat. It was my happy place.In 2016, the backyard taqueria closed, changed its name to Trompo, and moved into a brick-and-mortar in west Dallas. Becoming a legitimate business meant adhering to health regulations that prohibited…View Original Post

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