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La Tejana Taqueria 

Regular readers know of my abiding love for tacos al pastor. While I wouldn't classify La Tejana's as the best in town, they certainly don't disappoint. These are brawny tacos, the meat's natural flavor dominant. Indeed, unlike many versions, there are no pineapple bits, and while the meat is red with achiote and other seasonings, these provide a mild accent. Continue reading Ian Froeb's review of La Tejana Taqueria. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
La Tejana Taqueria
3149 North Lindbergh Blvd. Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Maryland Heights
314-291-8500
La Tejana has been in business for 3 years in Bridgeton, Missouri.
La Tejana is owned by the Garcia family. Pictured here are Brenda Garcia and her son, Tyler Garcia.
Owners of La Tejana, Tony and Brenda Garcia, husband and wife, make time for a quick lunch at the taqueria.
La Tejana
The taqueria during a late afternoon lunch.
There are tv's at both ends of the taqueria. Apparently it's a packed house when there's futbol or boxing to be viewed.
Caldo de Mariscos is a seafood soup that is prepared with shrimp, catfish and crab in a tomato based broth.
The Torta Tejana is a chicken, sausage, cheese, lettuce, tomato, beans, avocado and jalapeno sandwich.
Michelada estilo Mexico is beer, 3 types of powdered chili, salt, lime and shrimp.
Sope is made with cornmeal, your choice of meat (shown here with beef), lettuce, Mexican sour cream, queso fresco and garnished with radishes.
The Flautas are made with corn tortillas and your choice of meat. Here it has been prepared with chicken, and is served with lettuce, queso fresco and radishes.
The Flautas are made with corn tortillas and your choice of meat. Here it has been prepared with chicken, and is served with lettuce, queso fresco and radishes.
The Plato de Mojarra is served with rice and beans, salad and lime.
Said Issa, whose name translates to "Happy Jesus" is like family to the Garcia's, and a regular at La Tejana.
Regular customer at La Tejana, Josh Salyer, hanging out at the popular taqueria and market.
Before or after your meal, you can peruse and shop in the market half of the space. El vaquero wears a plenty! Cowboy boots and shirts are available for purchase.
"We don't owe you. So you can't owe us!"
Footwear available at the back of the market.
More cowboy boots.
From the liquor store shelves.
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and other items sold by the front counter at the market at La Tejana.
The wall of phone cards.
Snacks like chicharron and Doritos for sale at the market at La Tejana.
Looking into the kitchen at La Tejana.
La Tejana cook Raymundo Sanchez.
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La Tejana has been in business for 3 years in Bridgeton, Missouri.
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