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Ruben's Crepes and Mexican Food

Address:1043 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 

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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 8/4/2010

OK, so it's not the most intuitive combination but some how it works. You might recognize owner Ruben Romero from farmers markets around town, where he serves up sweet and savory crepes. His tiny but bright and spotless shop in Federal Hill has those same yummy creations, plus pleasingly authentic Mexican food. On our visit, we had three tacos ($9), one beef, one chicken, and one chorizo, heaped with cilantro and an excellent salsa verde with just a touch of heat, all rolled up in a fresh tortilla. We also sampled a chicken tamale ($3.25) that came steaming hot and loaded with chicken. The texture was perfect, not dry or mealy. We also got the fresh guacamole ($5) which lived up to its name (the "fresh" part, that is). The crepes didn't disappoint either. Peaches, mango, kiwi, banana, butter, cinnamon, and sugar ($7) melted together deliciously in the paper thin-crepes. And the strawberries, blueberries, cinnamon, and sugar crepe ($6) was pleasingly light. Who knew crepes and tacos would be such a perfect match? Ruben, it seems.

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