Boasting “tortillas a mano” on the outside wall, Taqueria El Sol de Jalisco serves up delicious meals at reasonable prices.
Costillas de res, the Tuesday special, was a delicious helping of grilled beef short ribs. I was in the mood for some tender beef, and this plate definitely fit the bill. The meat was cooked to perfection and served on a smoking-hot cast-iron skillet. Served with your choice of handmade flour or corn tortillas, a plate of "fixin's" (guacamole, rice, lettuce, tomato, and pico de gallo), and a cup of frijoles charros, this daily special was definitely a steal at just $5.99. I squeezed lime juice on the ribs and sautéed bell pepper and onions before piling as much as I could onto my warm, freshly made corn tortilla. The tacos were great, but I skipped the beans—the cold cuts and wieners in the frijole broth didn't appeal.
The state of Jalisco, located in western Mexico along the Pacific Coast, is most famous for its mariachis, capital city of Guadalajara, colorful dances, and culinary specialties. One of the signature dishes of the state, sopes, is made by forming masa de maiz into small discs with short borders and frying them so that they can hold the weight of a pile of delicious toppings. Our order of a sope de hongo (mushrooms) was superb. The dough did not become soggy under the layers of refried beans, sautéed mushrooms, sour cream, cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
This set a record for the cheapest Taqueria Thursday dinner yet; we fed four hungry adults for just $26.45.
Taqueria El Sol De Jalisco
501 W Southmore Ave
Pasadena, TX 77502