Huge potatoes in size, to taste at Dos Mundos | Waco today

By Larry Breen Photos by Rod Aydelotte

Although featured on local television, the Dos Mundos Spud Shack on Clay Avenue remains a Waco “hidden gem” with a wide variety of huge Idaho baked potatoes and more.

The name Dos Mundos (“Two Worlds”) symbolizes the racial legacies of co-owners Veronica and Cyrus Evans and provides more than “The kindness you seek!” »As indicated by its displayed motto.

Of Mexican parents, Veronica oversees most of the internal operations, while Cyrus, an African American, smokes meats, works as an insurance expert, and preaches at the Fountain of Non-Denominational Life, a ministry they started in the former Waco Hotel, where McLane Stadium is now, and later, in the former Maranatha Church at 2200 Ross Avenue, which she attended as a youngster before graduating from college.

Most popular on their mouth-watering menu is the Big Papi, named after Cyrus (a Waco High graduate), with minced brisket, link and rib foamed in barbecue sauce, butter, cheese and chives for 15 , $ 24 (before taxes).

The Santa Fe Spud ($ 12.24 large and $ 10.24 small) is another popular choice with chicken, bacon, sour cream, and chipotle ranch added to the usual cheese and butter; and the Taco Spud (same prices as the Santa Fe) with taco meat, salsa, butter and cheese makes diners come back

Just about everything else is also available, ranging from Seafood Spud ($ 12.99) to Cajun shrimp, tilapia, broccoli, cheese, butter, pico, and chipotle ranch; the Big Boy Spud ($ 13.74 large, $ 11.74 small) with chopped barbecue brisket; and the Big Bodacious Spud ($ 14.99 large, $ 12.99 small) with chicken fried steak and sauce, cheese and butter, at Plain and Simple Spud (butter and cheese; $ 9.24, $ 7.24) and Butter Spud (butter only; $ 8.74, $ 6.74).

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