Thanks To Guy Fieri, Tacos Mariachi And One90 Smoked Meats Are Teaming Up Each Wednesday To Sell What They’re Calling The “Perfect” Brisket Taco.
Turns out, the Fort Worth-raised comedian Shane Torres was right: Guy Fieri does some pretty great things, after all.
Starting this week, you’ll be able to walk into either Tacos Mariachi in West Dallas or One90 Smoked Meats in Lake Highlands each Wednesday and order what is being dubbed “the perfect brisket taco” by the shops’ respective owners — a collaboration, they both say, that stems from the fact that both restaurants were featured on Fieri’s Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives back in January.
“The week after the episode aired, [One90 owner Kyle St. Clair] came to try our tacos, and he loved them,” says Tacos Mariachi owner Jesus Carmona when reached by phone this afternoon. “Then he invited me to come and try his meats, and they were fantastic. So I asked him, ‘Why don’t we make a brisket taco together?'”
A press release sent out this morning provides the following, rather mouth-watering description of the collaboration: “The taco starts with One90’s perfectly-smoked brisket. From there, it gets Tacos Mariachi’s avocado mousse, jalapeño glaze, pico de gallo and cotija cheese.”
The best part — and what I’m looking forward to the most, frankly — is the fact that this taco will be served on a flour tortilla. So, even if this isn’t the greatest brisket taco ever, it’s already on the right path of being served on the best vessels for brisket taco — which is just a fact.
Those tortillas, it’s worth noting, come from another badass Dallas institution — Mariachi’s usual provider, Araiza Tortilla Co., which has been slinging tortillas in Oak Cliff for almost 35 years. Look at it that way, and this team-up is really a three-headed monster.
Partnerships like these — reminiscent of how Cane Rosso uses Pecan Lodge meats some of on its Dallas pizzas, and Heim BBQ ones on its Fort Worth offerings — are always cool to see. But it’s especially charming to see how geeked-up Carmona and St. Clair are about working together, as evidenced by this video shared on Tacos Mariachi’s Facebook page earlier today in which they giddily swap swag from each other’s shops like soccer players after a hotly contested match:
And, for his part, Carmona stands by the “perfect” description.
“We both use premium, fresh ingredients,” Carmona says. “[St. Clair] uses quality angus, and I use all fresh stuff, too. That’s why this is going to be the ‘perfect’ brisket taco.”