Washington Avenue's mix of restaurants may be constantly shifting — consider that 2015 saw a host of newcomers like B&B Butchers, Big Eyed Fish, and Grafitti's — but the area is also rich with well-made tacos, including Tex-Mex staples like Molina's, Cyclone Anaya's, and El Tiempo, as well as classic breakfast taco joint Laredo Taqueria, Dallas import Velvet Taco, and essential late night destination El Rey.
Soon, diners will be able to add another option to the mix. Taqueria La Macro, which had a well-received run on the Near Northside before shuttering and transitioning into a food truck, will return to brick and mortar operation in the former Calamari's/Winston's space on Washington. Although it serves a wide variety of meats, La Macro earned acclaim for its trompo tacos: spice-rubbed pork cooked gyro style on a vertical spit.
Owner Saul Obregon tells CultureMap that he's already applied to the City of Houston for a Certificate of Occupancy and hopes to be open soon, although he doesn't yet know an exact date. For now, fans can find the truck parked nightly at recently opened bar the Raven Tower.
Soon, we can all look forward to the site of well-dressed club-hoppers from places like Lincoln Bar and Concrete Cowboy lining up for trompo. Could anything be more Houston?