Tacos Flores serves fresh Mexican dishes on FM 1960 in Humble

Street tacos ($7.99) This order of tacos consists of five small steak tacos, with grilled onion, cilantro, lime and a side of charro beans.

Street tacos ($7.99) This order of tacos consists of five small steak tacos, with grilled onion, cilantro, lime and a side of charro beans.

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Street tacos ($7.99) This order of tacos consists of five small steak tacos, with grilled onion, cilantro, lime and a side of charro beans.
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The Mexican hamburger
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Deluxe fajita plate
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Tacos Flores
The owners of Tacos Flores said they try to create an oasis of freshness and variety through the authentic Mexican food they serve at their restaurant on FM 1960 East in Humble.

The restaurant started as a food trailer serving street tacos in 2003, and those who lined up to satisfy their craving for street tacos have remained loyal customers 15 years later at the ranch-style dining space with vast outdoor seating, owner Olga Flores said.

Hailing from Monterrey, Mexico, the Flores family of four settled in Porter, Texas. Jesse and Olga Flores along with their daughter, Cindy, and son, Jesse, decided to open the restaurant after noticing a lack of fresh Mexican restaurants in the east corridor of FM 1960, Olga said.

The fact that many of the authentic Monterrey recipes are from her mother-in-law, who checks in regularly on the restaurant, is something Olga said she takes pride in.

After customers place their orders at the counter, the dishes are prepared, and customers’ specific requests are attended to with care and detail, Olga said. The simple menu belies the kitchen’s flexibility in combining requested ingredients, she said.

“Sometimes a customer wants egg on the pork chicharron tacos,” she said. “That is an unusual combination, but we prepare everything exactly as the customer wants it.”

The hamburger buns are brought in from a Mexican bakery in Houston, but everything else, from the tortillas to the chorizo to the fresh fruit juices, is made on-site from scratch, Olga said.

With fresh-squeezed orange juice and nine basic types of breakfast tacos offered, mornings are always busy, she said.

“We always try to add more to the menu. We just added more parking spots, but we might expand across the small side road,” Olga said. “We are grateful to the community and especially to our longtime customers who have been with us all through these years.”

Tacos Flores


4806 FM 1960 E., Humble
281-852-8338
www.tacosflores.com
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

By Kathleen Sison
Freelancer