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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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Review: Las Cazuelas Grill

The whole gas station Mexican food thing sort of started here for me.  It started at a Las Cazuelas Grill, but one in Dearborn, Michigan where I spent quite a few lunches downing their Las Cazuelas tacos – a loosely folded deep-fried taco topped with lettuce, cheese and sour cream.  The Dearborn location didn’t sell street tacos […]

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Review: El Rincon del D.F.

Advertising a gas station taqueria comes in many forms. Usually there is some sort of signage to the side of the station’s mini-mart letting visitors know tacos are inside.  Sometimes there are full-scale restaurants attached to the side of a service station market like a recent find in Marble Falls, TX.  Some stations combine promoting […]

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Review: Super Taco

Half the fun of doing a gas station taco blog is the hunt.  I find out about places from people asking if I know such-and-such a place and searching Yelp and Google, but serendipity is still how I find most gas station taquerias. Driving back from San Antonio and spending a few hours in Fredericksburg, […]

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Review: Habaneros The Taco Revolution

One night after trying to head back to Dallas after a Texas Rangers game I passed a Valero gas station with a flashy red habanero pepper shouting “The Taco Revolution.” Its signage looked chain-like similar to Grapevine’s Green Chili Grill (neither are chains.) I eventually found an entrance to the freeway that wasn’t blocked-off by […]

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A Mini “Taco Tour” in Downtown Los Angeles

This week I spent time in my hometown Los Angeles.  I was there to attend and speak at Blog World Expo and while I was looking forward to seeing some good friends, listen to some great talks, and learn what others are doing in blogging I was more excited about a “taco tour” I planned […]

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Fuel City Gets a Patio

So the big news today in gas station taco land is that Dallas’ Fuel City now has an outside dining area.  It appears someone used their carpentry and landscaping skills and popped up a place to eat their famous $1.40 picadillo taco. Having a place to eat a gas station taco isn’t anything new as […]

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