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September 18, 2013

Famous Words: I Promise not to Eat Tacos Anymore

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Written by: Tapia - Gonzales
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Kikis Tacos Mexicanos

Keeping a diet is very hard when we have such delicious Mexican taco restaurants like Kikis.

I crave the delicious hand-made corn tortilla tacos stuffed with avocado, cheese, grilled onions and cilantro. I promise I will retake my diet tomorrow – I tell myself.  Tomorrow I will only eat apples and drink water – or better yet – I will drink my DETOX tea tonight! Yeah, that’s what I’ll do.

Kikis is a popular Mexican restaurant that sells fajitas and parrilladas by the kilo – the orders come with beans a la charra – or charrobeans – chips and salsa. Free delivery is what has made Kikis popular.

For those who do not know what a parrillada is – because we have people outside of the USA and Mexico that read this magazine; we are international here! –  it is just a few pounds of thinly cut fajita (beef skirt) served on a large plate so several people can “dig in.”  There are parrilladas that also include chicken fajitas and sausage with grilled onions and hot peppers.

The order pictured here is tacos de bistek which sells for $6 dollars – they do have half orders, but no… I wanted to go all the way. Woman vs tacos – that’s me.

What favorite food  keeps breaking your diet?

Photo taken today at the new Kikis in Harlingen.

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Tapia - Gonzales
La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" living in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Life, art and culture, poetry, prayers, travel, and camping! yes, that's my new thing. I blame the heat and high humidity for the madness. Contributions and comments are always welcome .


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