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Shredded Beef Tacos

keykey Oct 20, 2007 07:19 PM

Hello All!

I'm new to the DFW area and aftering having lived in San Diego for 17+ years I'm both used to and addicted to shredded beef tacos. Alas... all of Texas Mexican seems to be ground beef, Tex-Mex. I'm not a fan.

Can anyone suggest any Mexican restaurants that have shredded beef or are somewhat similar to California Mexican?

Thanks y'all... :)

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    ChristieP RE: keykey Oct 21, 2007 03:44 PM

    Luna De Noche has shredded beef tacos. They're a local chain with several locations: RIchardson and 75@Coit.

    1. irodguy RE: keykey Oct 21, 2007 04:11 PM

      Go to any of the Taquerias in town all of them will have Barbacoa etc. Most of the better Mexican will as well. Pure "Tex Mex" places may not since the El Fenix standard is ground meat not shredded.

      1. Maynerd RE: keykey Oct 22, 2007 01:15 AM

        Avilias on Maple,Taco diner and Mi Cocino in West Village on McKinney.

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          down73 RE: keykey Oct 22, 2007 07:19 AM

          You should try the taqueria at Fuel Town. Its located right at Northwest Highway and Loop 12. I am completely addicted to their barbarcoa tacos. I usually get two and a shredded beef quesadilla and I am stuffed for hours.

          I have heard from several people that Fuel City, another gas station taqueria, has the best tacos in the city. They are near the mixmaster on Industrial. Their picadillo tacos are very good, but their barbacoa arent as tasty as the ones at Fuel Town. I guess it really just depends on which of the two that you are nearest to.

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            bwilson11 RE: keykey Oct 22, 2007 12:19 PM

            The absolute best shredded beef tacos are at Mia's. This place is always packed and the food is really good. Order the Brisket Tacos, you won't be disapppointed, they are a mama's special.

            Mia's Tex-Mex
            4322 Lemmon Ave
            Dallas, Texas 75219
            Mon-Sat 11am–10pm

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              LakeLBJ RE: keykey Oct 23, 2007 01:41 PM

              Run, don't walk, to Fuzzy's Taco Shop (two locations in Fort Worth) for the Garlic Shredded Beef Tacos. I live in Austin now but that's where I always eat when I drive through Fort Worth. Great tempura fish tacos as well.

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                amerztx RE: keykey Oct 23, 2007 03:27 PM

                LakeLBJ is correct about running to Fuzzy's Taco Shop. I crave their Garlic Shredded Beef Tacos. There salsa is also fab!

                1. jinet12 RE: keykey Oct 27, 2007 07:00 PM

                  We call them "brisket tacos" here, and they can be found many places, but I will suggest the ones at Luna De Noche at Preston in Plano, and Taco Diner (many locations) has a version that is good....I'm sure that most Mexican food Restaurants have them, those are just two places that I know have good ones...

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                    donnaaries RE: jinet12 Oct 28, 2007 08:48 AM

                    I'll second that rec for the brisket tacos at Luna de Noche. I don't like much else there, but the brisket tacos are killer.

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