Barbacoa Taco (Tacos La Bamba, Beaumont)
Where It's From: Tacos La Bamba, 2005 Calder St., Beaumont
Why It's a Standout: La Bamba, a quirky former video store that sells soccer gear – and hosts an art gallery – has turned itself into Beaumont's boho community hub. The people wouldn't flock if not for tacos like the impressive barbacoa: queso fresco dissolves into a moist bed of chopped onion, cilantro, and avocado smear. The fresh accompaniments amplify the long-cooked meat rather than mask it, and capture the street-taco ideal for which so many inferior places strive.