Today is my last Tuesday in Corpus Christi, TX. It is also my last day working with the manager of the local office. He took me out to lunch as a way to say thank you for my hard work during the four months that I have been here. He said he knew a great place called Julios Easy Stop. I Googled and Yelped reviews and pictures and I told him that I would like to check the place out.
When we arrived, it was a plain building that you wouldn’t even recognize as a restaurant if you weren’t looking for it. It is very easy to pass. Julio’s is a mom and pop place and is only open Monday-Friday 5:00 am to 2:30 pm. They serve breakfast until 11:00 am and have pretty cheap prices. The menu isn’t huge, but there is still plenty to choose from. I really want to go back and try the huevos rancheros… YUM!
I was in between the tacos or the burger. I really wanted fries so I got the burger. The burger was delicious. The patty wasn’t a thick or fat, but it was big and filled with flavor. They also make their own hot sauce there. I got this great idea to put it on my burger and it was out of this world. It was just the right amount of spicy. I didn’t even need to add ketchup.
Julio’s had a really cool set up. There was no table service. It has a walk up counter where you order and pay. Then you sit down and wait for your food to come out. It reminded me of something like a pizzeria in New Jersey. It had the same type of tables and chairs. Along the walls were hundreds of photos of people who have stopped by this establishment. I assumed the majority of the photos were of famous people but I did not recognize many of them.
This place is truly a hidden gem. It is a hole in the wall that is off the main road. Mostly locals eat here but if you’re in the area, it is worth the stop. I love places like this, especially when I get tired of eating at chain restaurants.