January 18, 2011

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
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La Tejana has been in business for 3 years in Bridgeton, Missouri.
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.
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.
Owners of La Tejana, Tony and Brenda Garcia, husband and wife, make time for a quick lunch at the taqueria.
La Tejana
La Tejana
The taqueria during a late afternoon lunch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sope is made with cornmeal, your choice of meat (shown here with beef), lettuce, Mexican sour cream, queso fresco and garnished with radishes.