I am fortunate enough this week to be driving around in a Chevy Volt, the electric gas engine vehicle from General Motors, designed to make less frequent gas station stops. After a couple days of driving, I’ve only put 3 miles on the car using the gas engine; the rest has been all electric powered leaving me to wonder if someday my blog will become “Electric Charging Station Tacos.”
Fortunately, I knew just the place to take the Volt even if I didn’t need any gasoline.
A giant lightning bolt shoots down through the center of a Conoco station mini-market on the corner of Abrams and Park Lane. The station sits between a Church’s Fried Chicken and Taqueria La Tejanita. This was a return trip to the lightning bolt. I’ve already tried the steak, chorizo, pastor, and cactus tacos several weeks ago ( review is here.) According to one of the commenters on my post, I’d missed the best they have to offer: the barbacoa tacos.
I ordered two barbacoas with corn tortillas, chopped cilantro, and onions. They were served in a plastic basket filled with limes, grilled onions, radish slices, salsa verde, and salsa roja. The salsa verde is one of my favorites: it’s a perfect blend of jalapenos, tomatillos, and other ingredients that give it a full-bodied flavor and even more impressive rich, creamy texture.
Even though I loved the verde, the salsa roja paired better with the barbacoa tacos. Taqueria La Tejanita uses excellent corn tortillas which are some of the most flavorful I’ve eaten in gas station or street tacos. The radish slices add a nice flavor kick and texture to the barbacoa taco. My only complaint is that there were several fatty pieces of meat.
After an evening snack of barbacoa tacos, I’m still a fan of the steak tacos at Taqueria La Tejanita. There are a lot of choices for everyone to find their personal favorite here including cactus, pastor, barbacoa, steak, chorizo, lengua (tongue), and chicharrón (fried pig skin).
Let’s hope this mom-and-pop taco shops don’t disappear as we move to alternative fueled vehicles like the Chevy Volt.
Gas Station: Conoco
Address: 6769B Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75231
Rating (4 out of 5 oil drops):