Efrain’s Taqueria is one of Hagerstown’s finest Mexican restaurants. Efrain’s is located at 75 Eastern Boulevard in the Weiss Shopping Center. The location is right off of Dual Highway and conveniently located close to Municipal Stadium. Efrain’s offers a simple menu of tacos, burritos, salads, nachos, house specialties, a kids menu, deserts and drinks.
Efrain’s is a family business owned by Efrain and his wife Hannah. The staff is extremely friendly. Efrain’s is kind of like a Mexican version of a Subway restaurant because you order at the counter. Your food is prepared in front of you. Just like Subway you get to choose your fresh toppings. The toppings include lettuce, tomato, salsa roja (which is an authentic hot salsa), salsa verde (which is a milder salsa), sour cream, shredded cheese, nacho cheese, pico de gallo, onions, guacamole, jalapenos, and fresh cilantro. The toppings are prepared fresh daily. The toppings go on your authentic Mexican creation. You can choose soft tacos, crunchy tacos, burritos, taco salads, salad bowls or nachos. You also get to choose your meat. Your choices are carne molida, which is seasoned ground beef, pollo which is juicy shredded chicken, carnitas-thinly sliced pork tenderloin, carne asada- which is a thin sliced steak, barbacoa which is shredded spiced beef, or you could go vegetarian with Mexican rice and beans. At Efrain’s you even get a choice of beans, you may choose re-fried pinto beans or black beans. Efrain’s also offers two specialty meats. The first one is lengua which is cow tongue. The second one is chorizo which is steak mixed with hot sausage.
Efrain’s Taqueria also offers house specialties. The first one is a quesadilla filled with your choice of meat and cheese. Your quesadilla is topped with the toppings of your choice. The second one is a chimichanga, which is a tortilla filled with your choice of meat and deep fried. The crispy chimichanga is topped with melted cheese and your choice of toppings. The third specialty is Hannah’s Flauntas. These are three fresh corn tortillas filled with chicken or shredded beef which are wrapped with mozzarella cheese. The flauntas are then deep fried and topped with your choice of fine toppings. The forth specialty is tamales which are either chicken or beef. All of the specialties are served with authentic Mexican rice and your choice of re-fried beans or black beans. In addition Efrain’s offers weekend specials such as caldo de camarones (a shrimp soup) or menudo. They have also added an El Salvadoran dish called pupusas to the menu.
Mexican desserts include flan, orchata(shake), 3 leches (a cake), churros ( a Mexican pastry which is yummy with ice cream) and they have added brownie A la mode. Efrain’s offers Pepsi products as fountain drinks. They also have an assortment of bottled drinks. They serve Jarritos which is a Mexican soda in pineapple, tamarind, lemon, squirt, strawberry, and guava flavors. They also offer mineral water Jamaica, Manderina (a Mandarin orange drink), sangria(a soda version), sandia (a watermelon flavored drink), an apple drink, and bottled teas. My favorite Jarrito soda is the pineapple flavored one, Pina in spannish.
The creations can be quite unique with the choices of meats and toppings. You can enjoy your meal with an authentic Mexican soda, and top it off with a delicious dessert. The service is friendly and the food is prepared fresh and fast. Your meal is customized to you. Efrain’s Taqueria is reasonably priced. Efrain’s Taqueria is the place to go for a convenient, delicious, authentic Mexican meal in Hagerstown.