Archive | 2012

Review: SouthLake Taqueria

There are a lot of choices around downtown Dallas when it comes to gas station tacos. Drive 20 minutes north and you’ll have a difficult time finding anything other than a McDonald’s, Whataburger or Subway serving food at the pump. Fortunately coming back from a Saturday morning drive to Keller, Texas I waited at a traffic […]

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Unnamed Taqueria at Phillips 66 on Harry Hines Road

It’s fascinating seeing what state each gas station taqueria is at. Some are highly evolved like Fuel City they have a full staff and even a freeway billboard advertising tacos over gasoline. Some are less evolved and this particular taqueria feels like it is either in its infancy or is in a state of life […]

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Review: Chupacabra’s

A wet Thursday afternoon made for the perfect day to find the much sought after chupacadra, not the mythical goat sucker, instead Chupacabra’s the taqueria found at the corner of Ross and Fitzhugh in Dallas. It was a quiet afternoon with only the cashier and cook in the market.  There are several tables inside and a […]

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Review: Andy’s Food Mart

It is always a great sign when there is a significant amount of fresh cilantro resting on the order counter-top and a handmade tortilla lays on the griddle. There is no name for the taqueria inside Andy’s Food Mart at the Phillips station on Fitzhugh Avenue.  There is no menu and hence no prices and there […]

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Review: Pio’s Taqueria

There are a few gas station taquerias between Dallas and Austin. Having taken a few trips back and forth this past year, I kept passing by a highway billboard for a Mobil Quix mart station advertising an “Authentic Mexican Taqueria.” After a great time at SxSW this year, I was heading back to Dallas early and […]

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The SxSW Guide to Gas Station Tacos

So you’re heading to SxSW and there’s no doubt you’ve heard all about the great BBQ in Austin or how you should try the Migas at Maudie’s (psst.. their migas are overrated), but did you know Austin has a few gas station taquerias?  Plus there are a couple additional stops for tacos if you are […]

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McKinney Shell Station

It was a beautiful day in mid January when our family enjoyed a walk around the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s Dinosaur exhibit. Heading back to the freeway, driving the side roads of McKinney, we passed a couple gas stations.  The side of a Shell station had a large “Tacos 99¢” sign on a […]

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Review: Roberto’s Taco Shop

Yelp is a goldmine for finding gas station tacos.  Before heading to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), my co-worker did some searching and found a Roberto’s at a Shell station just north of the Vegas strip. The first night in town we decided to grab a cab and head north.  We watched […]

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Review: La Casita

La Casita is tucked away off North Central Expressway where 635 and 75 meet.  In a moment of gas station taco serendipity, I caught a quick glance of what looked like a taqueria sign one day driving south on 75.  Weeks later I tried finding the Valero gas station only to fail, Google Maps couldn’t […]

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