Fuel City Tacos

Southwestern | Tex-Mex
Memorable
One of the best
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Tacos, 24/7. Between 5am and 10am, they are available filled with eggs along with bacon, chorizo, or potatoes. Non-breakfast varieties include picadillo (spicy ground beef with diced potatoes), beef or chicken fajita (sautéed with onions), barbacoa (roast beef), and pastor (pork). Standard garnishes, unless refused, include chopped raw onions, cilantro, hot sauce, and a wedge of lime.

Roadfood devotees know that I have a soft spot for restaurants in gas stations, but please do not think I recommend this place just because it is a takeout window in a building behind the pumps and that it also boasts of being Texas’s best car wash and has an absolutely stunning amount of beer by the can, bottle, and case for sale inside and there are real longhorn cattle grazing in back and you dine at a picnic table with the Dallas skyline looming overhead. Continue reading

Tacos, 24/7. Between 5am and 10am, they are available filled with eggs along with bacon, chorizo, or potatoes. Non-breakfast varieties include picadillo (spicy ground beef with diced potatoes), beef or chicken fajita (sautéed with onions), barbacoa (roast beef), and pastor (pork). Standard garnishes, unless refused, include chopped raw onions, cilantro, hot sauce, and a wedge of lime.

Roadfood devotees know that I have a soft spot for restaurants in gas stations, but please do not think I recommend this place just because it is a takeout window in a building behind the pumps and that it also boasts of being Texas’s best car wash and has an absolutely stunning amount of beer by the can, bottle, and case for sale inside and there are real longhorn cattle grazing in back and you dine at a picnic table with the Dallas skyline looming overhead. Oh, and also there is a cart in front selling cups of warm corn (“elote” in Mexican) mixed with cheese, sour cream, and hot sauce — a fabulous starchy side dish for a quartet of tacos. Talk about ambiance!

As noted above, there are no dining facilities at Fuel City other than a few picnic tables. There is plenty of space in the parking lot, where many customers dine in their cars and trucks; many more get bags full of tacos to take elsewhere.

Dishes to try
Fuel City Tacos, Taco
Taco
Must-Try
Three handsome tacos, from left to right: picadillo, barbacoa, and pastor. I asked for the pastor in corn tortillas (you get a choice), and it was served in a double.
Fuel City Tacos, Corn
Corn
Must-Try
Warm corn kernels, dressed with sour cream, cheese, and hot sauce, make a great companion to tacos. The corn, known as elote, is sold out front in small, medium, and large sizes.
Quesadilla
Directions and Hours
open now
SundayOpen 24 hours
MondayOpen 24 hours
TuesdayOpen 24 hours
WednesdayOpen 24 hours
ThursdayOpen 24 hours
FridayOpen 24 hours
SaturdayOpen 24 hours
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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