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Street tacos, tortas and burritos at the new Socorro's

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"I kept seeing all those taquerias along Federal Boulevard and thought if they can do it, so can I," says Joyce Schaefer, owner of Socorro's, a new taqueria at 19 East Bayaud Street. Schaefer, who also runs Joyce's Famous Pizza, 2035 South Broadway, hails from Socorro, New Mexico, and her menu, a solid board of street tacos, tortas and burritos anointed with names like "Roadrunner," "Sister Bernadette," "Eldorado" and "Rio Grande," reflects her New Mexican roots.

"So far, people seem to really like our food," Schaefer says, in between handing out menus and pouring generous samples of cantaloupe agua fresca to customers checking out the joint for the first time. "I love this neighborhood and know it well, and while business has been a little slow to start, it's getting better every day."

Schaefer is still "testing the waters" when it comes to hours, but she's currently open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, which will come as good news for all you carousing South Broadway bar rats.

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