Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday morning Tacos

What's the best thing about the Sunday morning Headhouse farmer's market? The overpriced produce? Maybe the ridiculous layout with the vendors facing into the market and making it impossible to navigate?  Or is it the random sighting of Shola inciting hushed whispers from the gathered Queens Village foodies? Nope, it's got to be the tacos from Los Taquitos de Puebla. Located at the east end of the market (actually facing out) this little stand slings out fresh made tacos by the hundreds every Sunday morning.

Los Taquitos de Puebla stand at Headhouse market

Friends of ours that live in walking distance from the market are regulars at the stand, and have been gently encouraging us to come for a taste. WOW. These are some of the best tacos in the city. Everything is made by hand, including the tortillas and salsas. You get a choice of slowly marinated chicken or beef, with a scattering of eye opening cilantro and a fresh lime wedge.  Close your eyes and you're sitting on a beach in a Corona commercial. These tacos are worth getting your ass out of bed early. No matter what you did the night before, these things will make your Sunday right.

Making the tortillas

There's normally a small line of people in the know waiting for their weekly fix, but you get the added bonus of watching one of the girls press the tortillas right in front of you. Plus there's a great lemonade stand right next door that seems to go oh so perfectly with tacos. Grab one while you wait and ponder the question of taco or quesadilla, chicken or beef, red or green salsa (Hint: there's no wrong answer). And at $7 for a plate of 3 tacos, this might be the best brunch deal in town.


Los Taquitos de Puebla is only here Sundays, but you can visit their regular restaurant in the Italian market during the week - which I mean to do shortly.


Los Taquitos de Puebla
1149 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 334-0664 
Open daily 11am - 12am
Sunday mornings at the Headhouse Farmer's market

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