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The Franken-taco is worth the drive south of SA on I-37. - BRYAN RINDFUSS
  • Bryan Rindfuss
  • The Franken-taco is worth the drive south of SA on I-37.

10. Raul's Enchilacos

101 Creekwood Drive, Floresville, (210) 394-8437, facebook.com/raulsenchilacos

Perhaps we've included Raul's Enchilacos for multiple reasons. Maybe it's to help convince partners Raul Vela IV and Saam Miremadi that San Antonio needs them inside 1604? Maybe it's because the signature enchilaco is the most wholeheartedly stoner food we've ever enjoyed? Maybe it's because the barbacoa tacos were some of the best we've ever had?

It's definitely a combination of all three, and even if Vela and co. don't make it to San Anto within the next few months, a trip to the bright teal roadside building is in order ... like yesterday. Vela and Miremadi made sure you can't miss your destination — "TACOS" is written in bright red block font on the backside of the building. The trip is but a jaunt down I-37 South to Floresville so it's best to carve out some time if you're heading there. Park along the gravel-lined spots and head inside. No, you won't be overwhelmed by an expansive space. Instead you'll find a teensy building filled with fun Mexi-arte from luchadores in shiny masks to bright bottles of Tabasco.

Do your best to take in the giant, wall-sized chalkboard menu that, though large in size, keeps items to a minimum. You'll find the now legendary enchilaco — the lovechild of a taco and an enchilada with your choice of meat — as the star. And though it's not necessarily groundbreaking, the enchilaco is made with care and quality ingredients. Tortillas are sourced in San Antonio, salsas are made daily and meats are prepared expertly.

But don't overlook the street tacos or the nachos for that matter. An order of the Tres Hombres, topped with pulled pork, barbacoa and chicken and a pineapple-laced pico de gallo, is more than enough to feed a crowd. Get an order of street tacos for the road.

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