Tag Archives: Barbacoa

Review: Norma’s Tacos

When I lived in Dallas, I avoided the former gas stations or auto repair places converted into taco stands.  With so many working gas stations housing taquerias it wasn’t necessary to review former gas stations.  Here in Los Angeles it is a different story. There are few places with gas pumps where one can order […]

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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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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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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: 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: 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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Review: El Tacaso (Walnut Hill Location)

Under a red awning with white lettering reading “El Tacaso”, a red metal curtain covered what looked like an outside order window. Walking up to the Shell mini mart I wasn’t certain the taco stand still existed, but that thought was soon whisked away as I entered and noticed three small tables and a decent […]

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Review: Taqueria el Guache

I walked into the Flash Mart convenience store turned to my right and walked to a wall with a door.  I wasn’t sure what was going on. I then exited out of the mart and walked across the store front passing a small wine section that must have been what the door inside was all […]

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Review: Taqueria Cholula

Chorizo tacos are underrated. I love it when I see chorizo on a lunch menu.  Taqueria Cholula had no shortage of options for the taco fanatic. Sure there are the typical beef fajita, chicken, pastor and barbacoa options. There are 14 total options; though, two were out on the day of my visit. Taqueria Cholula […]

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