Tag Archives: carnitas

Review: Angie’s Mexican Food

A gas station taco place worth stopping by if you are around Lake Arrowhead. Definitely get some tasty carnitas tacos!

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Review: Tacos El Grullense E&E #3

I am thankful for Yelp.  Not because of the reviews, most are worthless. Instead, I find it a great resource for simply searching “gas station taco” and seeing what results it returns.  Most results are not gas stations with taco stands. A lot of results are people talking about a nearby gas station or sometimes […]

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Review: Shell Station on Huntington Drive (El Sereno)

Commuting in Los Angeles is an art.  The fine art of traffic jam avoidance.  Even with in-vehicle navigation and the Internet, one still finds the best advice comes from word-of-mouth from those you know and, in this case, from people you work with every day. One evening I followed a co-worker who wanted to show […]

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Review: Jilberto’s Taco Shop

After a day of LEGOLAND, it was time to do some exploring in San Diego as a family.  We spent the morning checking out the shoreline and buying our boys their first skateboard.  For lunch, we headed northeast to Stone Brewery.  On the way there we passed an ARCO station with “TACO SHOP” signage. A […]

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Review: Arsenio’s

Last Thanksgiving weekend we decided to take a family trip to Northern California.  As we drove, I started to notice a trend I wasn’t expecting: gas station tacos. From Bakersfield through Fresno, there were at least five gas stations serving street tacos either in the station or with a taco truck parked in the lot. […]

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Review: Tacos La Estrella

Finding a gas station taqueria is not an easy challenge in Los Angeles. When I was in Texas it seemed I’d find a gas station selling tacos about 1 out of every 15 stations, but here in my new (or is it old since I was born and raised here) city I’m finding the ratio […]

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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: 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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