Jeremy Peña stops by Irma's in downtown Houston after returning from clinching World Series berth

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Friday, October 28, 2022
Astros hold postseason rally featuring players Jeremy Peña, Chas McCormick
The Houston Astros celebrated their return to the postseason with a rally at City Hall on Friday that included Jeremy Peña and Chas McCormick.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Astros shortstop Jeremy Peña has quickly made his love for Houston food, restaurants and businesses known.

When he's not appearing in H-E-B commercials with teammates Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve and Lance McCullers for Salsa Night, he's lighting up billboards along Houston freeways for Taquerias Arandas (but keep your eyes on the road!). Peña, by the way, says the crispy tacos are his favorite.

Now, add another beloved Houston institution to the list of Peña's places: Irma's in the heart of downtown Houston.

The iconic restaurant shared a photo of the Astros' star stopping in on Tuesday, a day after the team returned to Houston after clinching another World Series berth and ending the Yankees' ambitions to go any further.

If you're wondering what he ordered, here it is:

  • Handmade pork roast tamales
  • Chile con queso guacamole
  • Homemade salsa
  • Beef fajita with lettuce, tomato, cilantro, an peppers street tacos
  • Homemade flan

WATCH: What make's Irma's so special?

Irma's Original is the Houston staple you've never heard of-but locals know it's the only place to get authentic Mexican food just like your abuela used to make it. And if you're lucky, you'll get to meet Irma herself, who still makes the guacamole by hand every day. ¡Hay que probarlo!

The video in the player above is from a previous report when Astros players Jeremy Peña and Chas McCormick appeared at the postseason rally at Houston's City Hall earlier in October.

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