Home of the Original Puffy Taco
“What is a puffy taco?” you may ask when you hear about this dish that’s popular in San Antonio. Well, Ray’s Drive Inn is the place to get them, and Arturo Lopez is the man who’s responsible for this unique taco’s popularity. He trademarked the puffy taco, which was born in Southern California, then brought to San Antonio back in the late 1960’s. Ray’s now serves over 500 puffy tacos a day, drive-in style, at this San Antonio westside landmark. And what is it, exactly? A hard-shelled flour tortilla, filled with lettuce, tomato, cheese and your choice of fajitas (fish, gorditas, chalupas, avocado, beans or carne guisada.) You can build a plate and add enchiladas, brisket with BBQ sauce, fajitas or steak ranchero—which is, of course, a no brainer.
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822 SW 19th St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
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