Fuel City Tacos

Review by: Michael Stern

Fuel City Tacos has 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. 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. 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 Tacos 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.

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One Response to “Fuel City Tacos”

Carrie Hebert

August 16th, 2011

Fuel City is great. I haven’t been there in a few years but the food was always excellent and cheap. I didn’t see this mentioned in the original review but they used to have a swimming pool, on site, near the fuel pumps, that a few girls in bikinis were hired to lounge around. Fuel City is big and flashy and a bit quirky with its swimming pool and longhorns but the taqueria is truly great and you can’t go wrong.

The food is fresh and flavorful and as good as, if not better than, any taco you will get at a sit-down restaurant. Skip Taco Bell or other fast-food joints and head to Fuel City. It’s worth the stop.

Hey, and if you’re visiting a friend in jail: it isn’t far from the Lew Sterrett jail. How convenient is that?


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