One of the more amusing dustups in the Austin food world of the past ten years came when the now shuttered El Dorado Meat Market butted heads with next door neighbor Tamale House.

El Dorado put a taqueria in the corner of their meat market and went mano a mano vs Tamale House owner Bobby Vasquez.

Vasquez is the 900 pound gorilla of the sub one dollar breakfast taco scene so the outcome was predictable. El Dorado is now closed.

It’s still humorous to recall the owner of El Dorado questioning Vasquez Mexican-ness.

While it’s true that Tamale House is more Tex Mex than anything else it is still a house of pure la raza and don’t let anybody tell you different.

Your Mom’s Burger Bar is the new tenant of this building.


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