Even though we were in Texas for a short trip, we had make some time for family. So after we cleaned up in our hotel room and had a jolt of coffee to wake up, we zipped up to Hewitt for dinner with Mom & the siblings.
After a nice visit, we headed out to Altos de Jalisco for dinner at my brother Phillip's recommendation.
Various people ordered: chicken fajitas, steak ranchero, enchilada plate, spicy beef & pork, the Jalisco plate (a little of everything). Everything was pretty good and I'd definitely recommend it if you're in the area.
The chips came out warm, crisp and nicely salty. The salsa was just right - not too tomatoey, not too spicy, not too oniony, plenty of cilantro - Yum!
My steak was a little dull but not bad. I really enjoyed the tamale I ordered on the side. Michael's beef & pork dish was definitely the best dish (I snuck in a few bites) and he was quite happy with it. We had also ordered a few deep-fried jalapenos which where hella hot but made a nice addition to the meal.
Hewitt is dry so to drink we had horchata which was a quite respectible version with a nice cinnamon flavor.
For dessert we had sopapillas & churros. The sopapillas were dusted with cinnamon and sugar so adding honey would have been kinda redundant. But the churros - holey moley! - they looked like every other churros but once you took a bite you discovered they were FILLED with a cajeta-like cream!
I immediately asked my family about this - while they have eaten churros throughout Central Texas, I've had eaten churros in California, New Mexico and various regions in Mexico - no-one at the table had ever had a filled churros before.
Later, when I got access to the internet, I discovered Brazil, Argentina & Spain all have a tradition of filling churros with some sort of cream (dulce de leche, cajeta). I did not find a tradition of it elsewhere but will definitely keep my eye out for it. If any of y'all know more about the origin of this dish and who else serves it, let me know.
Taqueria Altos de Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
719 North Hewitt Drive
Hewitt, TX 76643