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Review: Tacos La Fonda

So this La Fonda isn’t “THE best thing that has ever happened to me.” It is however the best of three Southern California gas station taco places I’ve been to. I’m behind two reviews so expect those to come soon. I must possess gas station taco radar as I found Tacos La Fonda by accident after […]

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Review: Taqueria El Infiernito

Not every gas station taqueria is inside the mini mart. Sometimes the taqueria sits next to the gas station and in this case they do not share buildings, they share cement steps.  If I can get some gas and order some tacos while the tank is refueling, then it’s a gas station taco stand to […]

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Taco Tour: Birreria Aguinaga

Taco Tour: Birrieria Aguinaga and La Nueva

I keep missing Jose Ralat-Maldonado’s famous Taco Tours. Fortunately, I had some time this month to join the group for a couple stops on Northwest Highway. It was an opportunity for me to hit some great authentic tacos that are NOT located a few feet from a fuel pump. Perhaps one day I’ll work out a […]

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Review: Tacos Caseros “La Sabroza”

The bright yellow awning and bold orange all-caps lettering on a Phillips gas station along Northwest Highway had caught my attention a couple times, but each visit led to an out-of-business taqueria with the station attendent saying it will reopen soon. Finally a new banner appeared draped under the windows and awning.  Tacos Caseros “La […]

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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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