I have, of course — many times — and the carnitas at La Tejana aren't so amazing as to transport me to flights of hyperbole. You know: "I feel like I'd never had carnitas until I had yours!"

What they were was...different.

I write about Mexican restaurants with some frequency in this column, but I don't pretend to be an expert on all Mexican cuisine. Indeed, with each visit to a taqueria, with each twist on tacos al pastor, with each unfamiliar cut or style of meat, I realize how much I have yet to learn. The trick isn't to carry around a checklist of what dishes and regions I have and haven't experienced but to recognize when a restaurant — or simply a single dish — has an authentic personal touch.

Tony and Brenda Garcia, owners of La Tejana, take time out for a quick lunch.
Jennifer Silverberg
Tony and Brenda Garcia, owners of La Tejana, take time out for a quick lunch.

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La Tejana Taqueria

3149 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Category: Restaurant > Market

Region: Maryland Heights

Details

La Tejana
Tacos (each)...$1.89
Torta (with fries)...$6.99
Carnitas plate...$8.99
3149 North Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Ann; 314-291-8500.
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat.

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