La Calle Tacos
909 Franklin St (Between Travis And Main)
Houston, TX 77002
At La Calle, a vibrantly colorful Mexican restaurant featuring street tacos inspired by the immense food scene in Mexico City, the menu is just a series of simple equations. Choose from flavorful meat options like asada, carnitas, pastor, chicken, barbacoa, shrimp ceviche, and napolitos (cactus), then pick they way you want to eat it. There are two types of tacos: Chilago, five corn tortillas each with onion, cilantro, and salsa, and Gringo, three larger flour tortillas packed with cheese, sour cream, and chorizo beans in addition to the same onion, cilantro, and salsa. If for whatever reason a taco doesn’t appeal, you can also snag tortas (gooey sandwich-like dishes), tostadas, and platos (bowls) that go equally well with a light cerveza or Jarritos (sweet, tangy Mexican soda).