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randyjl Aug 20, 2009 12:02 PM

When in downtown Dallas try the taco place inside the Fuel Stop on Industrial. They have awesome tacos--8 flavors. All are $1.40! they are open 24 hrs. I had heard about them forever--and worth the stop!

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    tango7000 Aug 20, 2009 03:12 PM

    I second that... the tacos there are fantastic! Perfect to satisfy that late-evening hunger following the peanuts-only flight into Love Field.

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      twinwillow Aug 20, 2009 08:20 PM

      Great idea! I'll have to remember that.

    2. amokscience Aug 20, 2009 08:07 PM

      It's called Fuel City and most will agree they are cheap and very good.

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        teegee Aug 21, 2009 12:59 PM

        exciting news of an interesting new GOURMET taco joint in a gas station over on the east side:

        http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2009/...

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          simply_victoria Aug 21, 2009 02:17 PM

          I was gonna hit that tomorrow morning after my run at white rock. Its only open till 3.

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            randyjl Aug 27, 2009 06:50 PM

            All I know is that they told me they never close.

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              pepper131 Aug 28, 2009 07:37 AM

              If you are referring to Fuel City - they never close, but after midnight, all ordering is done outside and you aren't allowed indoors...no bathroom facilities and drinks at that time are nonalcohol ordered through the opposite window fromt he taco window.

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            simply_victoria Aug 23, 2009 03:58 PM

            FYI, tasty tasty. My taco was $2.75. Scrambled egg with grilled poblanos and queso fresco. I got some kombucha from the fridge and was good to go. They also had home made chorizo with mashed potatos and cheddar. That looked good too. Told people from my running group and we are stopping back there after doing the lake next Saturday.

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              LewisvilleHounder Aug 23, 2009 04:19 PM

              $2.75 seems a bit steep for a breakfast taco with poblanos and cheese.

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                simply_victoria Aug 23, 2009 07:26 PM

                I kind of agree, but I have to say, I get tired of the same old same old. So, it was actually nice to see I had choices that were different.

                I think they are still trying to figure it out

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                  pepper131 Aug 26, 2009 08:46 PM

                  I was psyched to see they are veg friendly, but I had a really lame and puny jerked tofu taco today for $3.50 on a plain tortilla.

        2. taldeac Aug 21, 2009 01:28 PM

          Has anyone heard of or know about a good taco place over somewhere in the area near Jimmy's Food Store and Mai's. I heard a person talking the other day about the best tacos they have ever had at some place within a few blocks of there but didn't know exactly where and I didn't write down the name.

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            air Aug 21, 2009 01:35 PM

            Go check out the place TG mentions. Looks like that taqueria is within 5 miles of Jimmy's/Mai's. Unless you're talking about something that is walking distance?

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              DallasDude Aug 21, 2009 01:52 PM

              Near Jimmies there are all sorts of places on Ross Ave... not many speak English around there. mmmm jimmies

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                irodguy Aug 21, 2009 02:08 PM

                Don't let the lack of English speaking detour you. I have had great success over the years with a few words of Spanish and a lot of pointing.

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              simply_victoria Aug 21, 2009 02:21 PM

              The Taco Joint?

              http://thetacojoint.com/default.aspx

              I've heard their jalapeno ranch sauce is addictive. Still haven't made it over.

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                kylewilliam Aug 24, 2009 10:24 AM

                I had two breakfast tacos @ the Taco joint recently - chorizo, potato & egg. Very good. Be warned, the line can be out the door so be prepared for a wait. Also, they only serve brisket tacos during lunch on Tuesdays.

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                  pschweizer Aug 25, 2009 12:04 PM

                  The place that taldeac is inquiring about must be the "Taco Joint" at the NW corner of Peak and Gaston.

                  The migas plate with whole wheat tortillas is outstanding, perhaps the best migas that I've had anywhere! ... Basically, the migas plate is the same amount of food as two migas tacos, but with potatoes and delicious beans on the side - and the plate costs less than two a la carte tacos!

                  Anyway, the Taco Joint offers great food with a lot if personality and solid service from the guys (and gals) behind the counter!!

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                    OCNC Aug 30, 2009 02:29 PM

                    The Taco Joint has the best tacos in Dallas. Go there and you will live it.

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                twinwillow Sep 17, 2009 08:03 PM

                See my post below about Taqueria & Torteria El Atoron. It's on Henderson not terribly far from Jimmy's.

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                DFWFOODIE Sep 17, 2009 05:37 PM

                No offense, but i don't get what the big deal about this place is. i have given them a couple of chances and i must say that it's really not that great. i love authentic mexican tacos and fuel city doesn't really cut it for me. maybe i'm just really picky about my tacos...i prefer the fajita over pastor and barbacoa. i like it to have some chewy texture instead of being too tender. maybe that's why i've been so picky and can't seem to agree with a lot of people on the best tacos. is anyone with me on this one?

                i'm going to try it one more time to be sure...maybe i went on an off day.

                side note: also the helote (boiled shucked corn) cart was really bad at the fuel city
                station. although i've only tried it once...it was really watery and tasted like
                frozen corn. that was disappointing...cuz i love helotes.

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                  randyjl Sep 26, 2009 08:07 PM

                  I had some awesome helotes at the Farmer;s Market. The corn is freshly roasted! Yummmm!

                2. twinwillow Sep 17, 2009 07:55 PM

                  On Henderson, there's a fabulous little taqueria called El Atoron. The only "gringo" you'll ever see in there is, me.
                  The place is small, well run and, CHEAP! Tacos (pan fried) are $1.00 each! All the food is cooked to order and delicioso! The best I've had in Dallas. And, the Mexican soap opera's are non stop on the TV.
                  http://www.elatorondallas.com/

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