by Ben Olivo
Reposted with permission from The Tacoist.
Sometimes you don’t need to ingest all the tacos to know whether a taqueria is legit. At Mi Celayence on Fredericksburg Road, all it took was the carne guisada.
The other tacos weren’t at such a high level as the carne guisada, but good nonetheless.
I really enjoyed the egg and bacon. Mi Celayence’s version mixes in bits of bacon with the scrambled egg. For some people this represents a proper bacon and egg taco. For others, this is sacrilegious — an untouched bacon strip placed in an egg taco as being the only acceptable treatment. Me? I’ve never taken a side in the great egg-and-bacon taco debate. I don’t want to get political. Either way, this was a fine taco and with an excellent corn tortilla.
The bean in the bean and cheese was undeniably homemade and very good with cheddar cheese. The machacado was slightly burnt, the beef slightly bland, but all other ingredients (including diced ham) lifted the taco to respectability.
On Mi Celayence’s list of tacos you’ll find “pancake.” I asked about this, because how cool would a pancake taco be — whether the pancake be wrapped in a tortilla or the pancake is the tortilla? (If you’re mind was just blown then we’re on the same page.) Turns out it’s just a $1.99 pancake that was misplaced on the menu with the tacos.
Mi Celayence is spacious and semi-dumpy with excellent service. Cube-shaped wooden bird cages in red and yellow hang over the dining area. A painting of the Last Supper hangs near the register. Also near the register is the family-orders menu. Topping the list is cabrito — one pound with all the sides and tortillas for $23.99. Yeah, I'd say this place is legit.
Mi Celayence, 2903 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 732-1122
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