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Traditional Barbacoa and Beyond at Vera's Backyard Bar-B-Que in Brownsville, TX

June 28, 2013

Vera's famed barbacoa taco [Photographs: Meredith Bethune]

Vera's Backyard Bar-B-Que has a certain mystique among barbecue lovers. Although it seems like every taco truck in Texas sells barbacoa, Vera's is the last commercial vendor in the country selling the traditional version of this specialty from the Rio Grande Valley. It's the real thing—whole c

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