Tag Archives: pork

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: 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: 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 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: Leo & Churro Taqueria

There it was on the menu tempting me to order it: 25 tacos de trompo por $19.99. I could eat for a week for $20 bucks and eat very, very well. Leo & Churro Taqueria has ousted my favorite al pastor gas station taco from Abierto.  The roasted pork spit behind the cash register deserves respect […]

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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: 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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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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