Taco of the Week: Bistek at Taqueria El Ultimo Taco

Taco of the Week: Bistek at Taqueria El Ultimo Taco

el ultimo tacoRolando Curiel catches a lot of flak for calling his 21-year-old restaurant Taqueria El Ultimo Taco. As much a Brownsville culinary landmark as Vera’s Backyard Bar-B-Que, the place has a nearly identical name to that of an unrelated taco spot across the Rio Grande: El Último Taco: Los Originales, in Brownsville’s sister city of Matamoros. The Mexican restaurant predates the Texan one by about twenty years. According to Curiel, its disgruntled owner sent him cease-and-desist notices and threats of legal action in the early aughts. “It was nothing more than a bunch of letters,” he says. As the Brownsville native explains over the phone, Mexican trademarks are unenforceable in the United States, and the founder of the original El Último in Matamoros neglected to trademark…View Original Post

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