Weekly Dish: Taco Rey proves quality and experience go hand in hand

Weekly Dish: Taco Rey proves quality and experience go hand in hand

First opened in 1960 by Albert and Cora Ramirez, the taco stand that once sold 6 tacos for a dollar still stands 48 years later. Now with an expanded menu, electronic tablets for taking orders and delivery through Waitr, the restaurant has new ways to serve their customers while staying true to their family recipes and interesting décor— two sided car included. 

Taco Rey is known for many of its dishes, none so more than the fajita quesadillas. The quesadillas are comprised of a choice of chicken, beef or mixed covered in American and Monterey jack cheese wrapped in a toasted tortilla. The quesadillas are huge and come in full or half order. Whichever proteins are chosen, the end result is sure to be a juicy treat with a delicious blend of cheeses to make an unforgettable tex-mex experience. The dish also comes with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole on the side. The sides add great diversity to each bite. The juicy tomato, crunchy lettuce and the distinctive flavors of guacamole and sour cream can change the whole dynamic of the dish. 

The Special Dinner consists of a beef taco, chili con queso chip, tamale, cheese enchilada, Spanish rice and refried beans. The plate offers variety and tex-mex taste in spades. The beef taco is picturesque coming with beef, lettuce, tomato and cheese, which pairs greatly with the spicy bite of the chili con queso chip. The tamale is covered in a hearty gravy and when combined with the cheese enchilada is filling enough for the rest of the plate. The refried beans and Spanish rice are a match made in heaven. The smooth and zesty beans mix with the rice to make a great side for the plate. All in all this dinner truly is something special. To top it off, Taco Rey also serves Bunuelos, which are fried cinnamon chips that pair excellently with ice cream or on their own for a sweet treat. 

When it is all said and done this tex-mex eatery proves that experience and quality really does go hand in hand. Taco Rey is located at 1505 Nederland Ave. in Nederland. For more information visit www.tacoreytexas.com or call (409) 721-5100.