Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Restaurant Review: Bob's Tacos (Rosenberg, TX)

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Attentive service, kitshy ambiance, and a side order of atypical tacos, is the only way I can describe this unique Texas eatery.

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On a recent trip to visit my grandmother in Houston, she insisted that we visit the little town of Rosenberg, TX.  Knowing that I appreciate a good episode of "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives," she was rather pleased to have found a Guy Fieri approved joint, right around the corner from the small antique shop she frequents.  So we packed up the car for an afternoon of antiquing and tacos, and headed down the road. 

We arrived around 2 pm (well after what we were informed was a busy lunch hour) and the small dinning room was virtually empty.  The waitstaff was very attentive, almost approaching overly attentive.

Our food arrived in short order (approximately 10 minutes), but according to other reviews of the establishment wait time can be slightly excessive during busier hours.

Now being a self-proclaimed "courageous foody," I found their taco selection to be an exciting adventure!  It was filled with a wide range of what I will call atypical tacos; of course this is predicated upon the standard American definition of the product. 

I ordered the carne guisada (which translates as "stewed meat"), the lengua (tongue), the chorizo with potatoes, and a tamale.

Carne guisada taco
Lengua taco (note you can still see the taste buds)

Of the three, I found the carne guisada to be slightly bland, the lengua verged on chewy, but the chorizo was exceptionally enjoyable.  Though I have to confess the best parts of the meal weren't the tacos, but the homemade tortillas and the roasted tomato salsa.

Now, for fans of Fieri's show you know the real show-stopper at Bob's Taco Station is actually the small snow-ball (just think of a sno-cone with finer ice crystals) stand right next door.  They have a wide variety of flavors, and will allow you to mix and match to your heart's content.

So if you're ever in Rosenberg and have a craving for tacos, Bob's offers a good selection at descent prices.  The tacos probably won't be the best you've ever enjoyed, but what they lack in flavorful well-prepared toppings the make up for with their tortillas!

Eat good food.  Drink good beer.  And above all, stay classy!

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