While the pandemic has changed the way we experience dining out, getting a hot elote en vaso (cut corn in a cup) during this time has remained somewhat the same since the Mexican snack is served in a ‘to-go’ style.
Elotes can be served whole and coated with mayonnaise, butter, sour cream, cotija cheese, lime juice and chili. The corn kernels can be removed and placed in a cup to create the elote en vaso. While some places keep the traditional recipe others give the Mexican snack a new kick by adding Takis or Flaming Hot Cheetos crumbs to the corn. Here are a few spots that can satisfy your elote craving.
Monday - Sunday
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
4412 Hemphill Street
When looking for an elote en vaso it's important to find a spot that actually removes the corn kernels from the cob and places them in a cup -- not using canned corn. At Elotes Tapia you can rest assured that your corn is fresh as the staff prepares the snack in front of you. Pair your snack with a natural, fresh juice or try a fruit yogurt.
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Friday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
3303 N Main Street
Elotes Fanny is the spot to find more of the adventurous versions of elote. Two serving options are offered: one the cob or in a cup. Elotes Fanny doesn’t play with their portions - a ‘godzilla’ size cup exists for elote enthusiasts. The corn is taken to the next level when crumbs from Takis, Flaming Hot Cheetos or Doritos are added to the recipe. Top it off with one of their homemade hot sauces ranging in eight different spice levels.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
301 S Sylvania Avenue
While elotes can be enjoyed by vegetarians, most aren’t a vegan-friendly option. Luckily, Mariachi’s Dine-In offers the vegan alternative to this Mexican snack. Their elotes are made with vegan sour cream, lime, chilli, cashew cotija cheese and topped with Valentina hot sauce. If you’re feeling hungry, order up a taco (vegan options available) to complete the meal.