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An order of tacos at Flores Meat Market.I encountered Flores Meat Market and Restaurant East by chance. In the course of reporting the magazine’s 2015 taco feature, I visited a barbacoa joint along North Zaragoza Road in east El Paso. Two bites into the tacos, there was no denying the meat had turned and that eating more meant risking food poisoning. After paying, my travel companions and I walked back to our car. We were upset—until we saw the sign for Flores Meat Market and Restaurant next door. The business wasn’t on our itinerary, but it showed some promise. Unlike the previous restaurant, Flores Meat Market and Restaurant did not disappoint.I revisited the place a few weeks ago—nine years is too long between stops, considering I’m in El Paso two to three…

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