El Topo brings sophisticated Texas cooking to West U
Locally-sourced beef is smeared with special adobo before being cured for a week. The meat is then triple seared on the restaurant’s yakitori, pomme purée, and some jus made from leftover bones, allium ends, and chile stems. (Courtesy El Topo/Tony Luhrman)
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The food truck El Topo has been serving up sophisticated tacos on hand-pressed tortillas, pastries baked from scratch and updated cowboy-inspired recipes, at its new brick-and-mortar location 6119 Edloe St., West University Place, since January. It serves all day, including brunch and lunch, and dinners with wine. The menu reflects Texas-style cooking, according to the restaurant’s website. Each item is made from scratch keeping in mind culinary tradition and consciously-sourced meat, produce and grain. The restaurant offers an extension of its cuisine in an El Topo food truck that can be found at Urban Harvest Downtown, at 901 Bagby St., Houston, on Wednesdays, and Urban Harvest Eastside, at 3000 Richmond Ave., Houston, on Saturdays. 832-795-7251. www.topohtx.com
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