Traveling restaurant reviewers plan filmed pit stop for famous San Antonio tacos
San Antonians already know that Naco Mexican Eatery is elite, but the rest of the country is being invited in on the secret this month. The restaurant will be welcoming America's Best Restaurants (ABR), an online guide that helps foodies find great restaurants by state, with videos for lots of context and proof.
ABR is loyal to "local, independently-owned restaurants," and has already added Naco to its Texas directory, among 43 other Texas restaurants that were nominated by locals or self-submitted. So far, the listing only includes contact information and a short introduction from the restaurant: "NACO Mexican Eatery is a restaurant and food truck in Texas! Winners of best food truck and best tacos! Come check us out."
The purpose of the visit is to show off popular dishes and conduct "an extensive on-camera interview" with married owners Francisco Estrada and Lizzeth Martinez, according to a release. It's safe to assume the video will include talks on authenticity, since it's nearly always a part of the conversation in interviews and reviews in various local publications.
Estrada and Martinez earned their stamp of authenticity as Mexican immigrants who started a taco truck to make ends meet, according to a Texas Monthly profile. Its breakfast tacos and chilaquiles have inspired much praise around town. Those ends certainly met, and the success has recently grown into an entire food court on Grayson Street.
“I don’t care what culture you are from, what background you have," said Martinez in the release. "If you eat something that is made from scratch, with quality, your brain relates to it. That is something that we have found amazing.”
ABR will be filming on location in mid-January, and the finished episode will be announced on the series' Facebook page. The Kentucky-based team visited San Antonio in late October, making stops at Lucy Cooper's Ice House and Sofia's Pizzeria. Videos still seem to be in the works.