Oona got back from Oregon and we went to El Vaquero tonight. She had the chicken quesadilla plate (with rice, beans & salad) and I had carne asada gorditas. And we each had a glass of horchata.
The owner brought us out a complementary bowl of their Friday special, caldo de res. Which is a restorative pho-like beef soup with potato, carrot, & cabbage in it. This place is one of the best non-gringoized Mexican restaurants in this burg. We may go there for breakfast tomorrow.
Heard in El Matamoros in Austin in the 1970s from a vegetarian:
“Could I have carne guisada tacos without meat?”