Are you looking for a hidden gem in San Marcos? El Taco Feliz 2 may be the restaurant you are looking for.
Located off of State Highway 123, tucked away in the Wallace Addition district, once known as El Barrio del Pescado, El Taco Feliz 2 offers a wide selection of tacos and Mexican fare.
The restaurant describes its food as “authentic Mexican cuisine with a mix of Tex-Mex,” on its Facebook page.
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On our visit to El Taco Feliz 2, we must have sampled some of our favorites.
Looking for a lighter option… sort of went for the restaurant’s carne guisada plate which was a great choice for lunch. The carne guisada was lovely and tender and the sauce was tasty. I added some El Taco Feliz 2 salsa roja to the carne guisada which added a nice spice to the plate. This meal was accompanied by rice and refried beans – two excellent compliments to the plate – as well as lettuce and tomato topped with sour cream. Along with two hot and delicious homemade tortillas, this plate came out for $ 10.95.
My table mate, as usual, tasted the enchiladas from El Taco Feliz 2, which was accompanied by two enchiladas stuffed with cheese and beef. His plate also came with rice, refried beans, lettuce and tomatoes topped with sour cream. This plate of enchilada was released for $ 9.95.
El Taco Feliz 2 has plenty of other plates to choose from. Maybe you’re craving chili verde – pork with salsa verde – or maybe you’d like to try colorado chili, beef with salsa roja.
There’s also a chili rellenos platter, which features two cheese-filled fried poblano peppers topped with salsa ranchera and mozzarella cheese, served with rice, refried beans, lettuce, and tomato topped with sour cream.
You can also enjoy the restaurant’s gorditas, beef or chicken fajitas, crispy tacos, chalupas or the carne asada platter. El Taco Feliz 2 also has a combo plate, which includes a cheese enchilada, a crispy beef taco, and a cheese chalupa. You can also get the Mini Taco Plate – four street tacos with double tortilla, onion, cilantro, grilled onions and nopales, fried jalapeno, and your choice of meat. All plates are priced at $ 9.95 or $ 10.95.
This restaurant offers several appetizers including quesadillas, papas feliz, nachos, tacos rolls and min taquitos.
El Taco Feliz 2 offers several tostada options: frijoles y queso, carnitas and chicken.
The restaurant also offers breakfast plates. You can get an omelet, which is filled with your choice of bacon, ham, chorizo, or sausage served with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, fresh jalapenos, and cheese. There is also a rancheros huevos, chilaquiles, molletes and papas and a plate of chorizo. Or maybe you fancy a plate of pancakes.
El Taco Feliz 2 offers a wide selection of tacos, including breakfast and lunch selections. For breakfast you can get bacon and egg, sausage and egg, chorizo and egg, potato and egg, ham and egg taco or several other options for 1, $ 75 each. For lunchtime tacos, you can try colorado chili, chili verde, guisada, picadillo, barbacoa, pastor, fajita, and a handful of other choices for $ 2.75 each.
If you are going to:
El Taco Feliz 2 is located at 201 Staples Road in San Marcos.
The restaurant’s opening hours are currently 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. For up-to-date schedules, visit the El Taco Feliz 2 Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ElTacoFeliz2.