These tacos feel like a meal at grandma's house ... If your grandma is the kinda lady that drinks spritzers and lives at the country club.

In other words, they're right up my alley! They're not on the menu, but Harvest restaurant up in Oro Valley does a plate of meaty short rib tacos upon request. The beef is ripped into big chunks that taste almost like pot roast without the gravy. Instead, a silken avocado sauce with some fruity pico de gallo and milky little sponges of queso fresco on top. 

These tacos are gentle and easy, with little to no spice. I ate them on the patio staring up at a pack of bulbous clouds threatening rain. But in my mind's eye, I was laying on the sofa wrapped in a big warm blanket. 

Weird fact: I actually came here for the "Greek tacos" with gyro meat and feta cheese, but two separate people recommended these ...  

Location: 10355 N. La Cañada Drive, Oro Valley. But there's also a second location at 5605 E. River Road, Tucson.

Phone: (520) 731-1100

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 

Payment: accepts debit and credit cards

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You can find the Star's digital food writer Andi Berlin at a taqueria near you, taking tiny bites and furiously scribbling into an old notepad.