Tyler has a pretty decent selection of small, mostly Mexican, hole in the wall restaurants that are pretty darn good and definitely worth checking out. Like I mentioned before, I am a fan of authentic Mexican food. A big fan. I like Tex-Mex if it is good and fresh, but not any of that frozen, generic tasting, cheese loaded stuff found in far too many places around here. I much prefer a simple taco to a plate of enchiladas, and how about some free beans instead of a basket of chips and salsa? Actually, I love chips and salsa, but it’s nice to change it up on occasion.
This brings me to notable hole in the wall numero uno, Los Gueros Taqueria on Vine Street. My husband has been raving about this place for years… Even claiming that their (free!) beans are better than his mothers. Finally, I agreed to meet him for lunch there this week, and WOW have I ever been missing out. You walk in, order, then take a seat and wait for your food to arrive. I ordered one #7 Taco which I believe was something like beef, avocado, and melted white cheese and a small Maria’s salad which was lettuce, tomato, avocado, chicken, beans, carrots served with dressing. We helped ourselves to the free beans, took a seat and waited for our food. The food came quickly, and everything was just as delicious as I expected. I was especially impressed with the salad, which was HUGE and a meal in itself.
Los Gueros Taqueria
929 South Vine Avenue
Tyler, TX 75701-1463