Check out the taquista photos that didn't make the cut for this week's paper...after the jump.


Socorro Salinas' taco truck

on Airport Road (above) does have the lovely pork-esophagus


you're craving...for just $4 a burrito! (SFR played it safe with the

tacos de barbacoa


Raúl Jaramillo shines Cervanto Enriquez's fancy boots on Cerrillos (below).

Jaramillo's shoe-shine

van is a local legend—the best shine in Santa Fe, according to Enriquez.

Julio Perales (below) shows off the

Famous Oasis

, his 18-month-old Airport Road food stand (above) that offers everything from frito pies and snow cones to traditional Mexican dishes.

La Chabelita

(above) has put down roots right next to the Airport Road Jalapeño's location, but competition hasn't hindered its success: Oaxaca-born manager Hever Canseco says he serves 200 customers a day.


late-night taco stand

outside Tequila's (above);

tacos de barbacoa

, garnished with cabbage, tomato, cilantro and lime, from the Salinas truck (below).