Half of what they do goes through the drive through. But La Fresita isn't your regular Viva Burrito or Los Betos. The little shop on St. Mary's Road turns out everything from shrimp cocktails to mango raspados, as well as your regular tacos and burros. (Owners Maria and Ramon Diaz are from Agua Prieta, Sonora, and make a special "pollo empanizado estilo Copa Cabana," a breaded and fried chicken with french fries, salsa and bread.)

But we were here for the fresh tortillas de maiz, made in-house and toasted up to order on the comal in the back. At this point, meat is just a garnish for the perfect puffy dough, so much crisper and thicker than your store-bought stuff. We got the carne asada taquito, folded it up, and ate it within a minute flat ... Oops! 

Weird fact: The little dining room was packed around 3 p.m. with workers watching telenovelas on the TV and ordering huge combo plates of carnitas and rice. Fun place to party!  

Location: 1450 W. Saint Mary's Road

Phone: 520-622-4005

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays

Payment: Accept credit and debit

Contact Andi Berlin at aberlin@tucson.com. On Twitter: @AndiBerlin

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.