I'm combining these because my trip to both of these occurred in the everlasting quest for breakfast burritos.
Tres Joses has been recommended to me by tons of people and I have notarized documents telling me that its good. Oh really? Then how come they don't open until 11? What kind of breakfast burrito place opens at 11? Who lies to people and tells them to go eat breakfast burritos at a place that isn't even open to sell breakfast burritos?
Also, how come the lady inside Tres Joses at 10 in the morning can't recommend a good place for breakfast burritos? You're telling me that a person who chooses to work at a mexican restaurant (and therefore presumably likes mexican food) cannot recommend a place to get breakfast burritos? She might as well have said "I heard McDonalds sell them now."
So, needless to say, Tres Joses is on my list of places that I'll complain about until I eat there and love it and stop complaining.
Since the three Joses couldn't help me, I went to Melis Taqueria on Vickery. This place looks like a shed with a porch. Plus, there was a shooting there a few weeks ago (nobody died). What can I say, I like to live on the edge. I'm a danger seeker. So, up I pulled, in my pastel polo, with knit cardigan draped over my shoulder. My boat shoes had been freshly oiled so the leather would repel any errant wave spray. I was ready for a breakfast burrito.
The breakfast burrito (or taco, if you like) is good here. The tortilla is warmed independent of the rest of the food and has just enough crisp to be its own item. The eggs, bacon, potato, cheese, and beans melded nicely and all seemed to have good flavor. But the best part was the hot sauce. It was spicy enough to give you a little wake up call (I had liberally basted my burrito with this sauce) but not so much that you can't taste happiness for the rest of your life.
If you go, I have two recommendations. Don't order the coffee, and if you order the coke, ask for the glass bottle. Then it will be a real mexican taco stand adventure. I don't care if its 9 in the morning. Get a glass bottle of coke like all the other people there and enjoy yourself. You're already going to be fat if you go to 10% of the restaurants I recommend. Why not be fat and hyper?
I'll post an update after I go for lunch one day to get the tacos al pastor.
Melis is on Vickery between Hulen and Montgomery, west of the Swiss Bakery and the strip with the Discount Liquor (I didn't know I shopped at premium liquor stores).
Tres Joses is on White Settlement at the big curve. Its never open when I want it to be open. Its on my list.