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gdubfosho Sep 14, 2011 10:54 PM

I have been to a ton of taco joints in Dallas. From trendy tacos to taquierias. My favorite, close, go to tacos are from the chevron @ Greenville and Lovers. It's a pretty sketch neighborhood, so if you're a couple of girls pulling up in your mercedes, you may want to pass. The chicken (and i NEVER get chicken at a tacquieria) is so good. The rest is okay.

Tacos Al Guero over in east of Deep Ellum is also very sketch but very good. The tacos are much smaller than the chevron, but they're good. Their Suadero is excellent, I can eat about 10 of them.

As for trendy, good 2 go is unbeatable. Velvet taco moved into my neighborhood and it's really good, but good 2 go is far better. No others seem to make a mark in my head.

There is this real sketch gas station across from bachman lake that ken rathbun once posted about to go get tacos at, so I did. It's the only place I've been that serves Trompo - spiced pork on a spit. And the trompo delivers. I could drink their orange salsa.

feel free to ask me about tacos anywhere, i'll review if I've had them or I'll go eat them if I haven't - I have a taco problem.

  1. twinwillow Sep 18, 2011 11:12 AM

    Google "El Guero Bryan Street" and check the Google map. It's definitely east of DeepEllum.

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      teachergirl23 Sep 18, 2011 10:18 AM

      I also think that El Guero is west of Deep Ellum. It's in east Dallas. Love them. Great tacos.

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        twinwillow Sep 18, 2011 11:05 AM

        I believe El Gurero is actually, east of Deep Ellum. Not, west.

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        Robinez Sep 16, 2011 10:55 PM

        I love taco's in any way ,shape or form. I babysat for a wonderful Mexican couple as a teen and they are still friends to this day. I have also had the priviledge to sit around a table and make tamales by the hundreds during Christmas a couple times. Labor intensive, but so worth it.

        That said, I am confused by this word .."Tacos Al Guero over in east of Deep Ellum is also very sketch but very good."

        What does sketch mean? Maybe it is a regional word? I am from the south.

        TIA.

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          twinwillow Sep 17, 2011 08:28 AM

          It just pertains to the neighborhood as being somewhat, "sketchy". Like, "iffy", "rundown", or, "tough".
          Ignore those descriptions! Go to El Guero and enjoy their incredible tacos. There really is no seating at the original location on Bryan St. You can stand up with the crowd and eat at the wall counter. Or, take them home to eat.
          However, although I haven't been yet, I would imagine their new location on Gaston will suit your needs a lot more as far as "comfort" is concerned.

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            Robinez Sep 17, 2011 05:13 PM

            Thank You, twinwillow.

            Makes sense to me now.

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              gdubfosho Sep 18, 2011 08:45 AM

              thanks twin.

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            gdgates Sep 21, 2011 04:29 AM

            I think she meant the adjective form "sketchy". Sketch doesn't really make sense.

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            zeruel13 Sep 16, 2011 09:30 PM

            someone mention this http://www.yelp.com/biz/mexico-city-t...

            anyone been?

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              twinwillow Sep 17, 2011 08:48 AM

              For some reason, It's also known as "DF Gourmet Tacos." They get a fair amount of positive reviews on Yelp. Along with the usual number of negative reviews, too.

              Too far for me personally to go there as I live in Uptown and have enough on my plate in my own neighborhood.

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                zeruel13 Sep 17, 2011 09:17 AM

                i'm in uptown too, but a little adventure is not bad :D
                I frequent a south east asian place in carrolton lol

            2. twinwillow Sep 16, 2011 11:30 AM

              Further to my above comments, Taqueria El Fuego is now closed and out of business.

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                houndess Sep 16, 2011 09:50 AM

                Have you tried Fuel City tacos? We liked the spicy pork and ground beef tacos - there was a cart outside selling corn in a cup - they would mix it up with all sorts of condiments - tasted good!

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                  gdubfosho Sep 16, 2011 11:44 AM

                  Yes, Fuel City is Tacquieria style tacos that do not deliver on quality or taste.

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                    twinwillow Sep 16, 2011 03:25 PM

                    Glad I didn't say it!

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                      CocoaNut Sep 18, 2011 05:16 AM

                      Funny - right here on Chowhound.... all the rage once. My how the shine wanes after the next place pops up. But no need to slight the quality. That's kind of libelous.

                  2. twinwillow Sep 15, 2011 06:49 PM

                    I tried the newly opened Velvet Taco at Henderson and 75 tonight. Really, really good, unusual (gringo) tacos. I had the cornmeal fried oyster tacos in a delicate semi-hard corn taco shell with all the "trimmings" and a raw "poky tuna" taco with all the trimmings heavily wrapped in a lettuce taco "shell" ala In-N-Out's "protein burger". Both were excellent and very reasonably priced at $4.50 each. Excellent selection of lesser known "boutique" sodas, too. I will return!

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                      CocoaNut Sep 16, 2011 08:05 AM

                      Is that where the Church's (?) chicken place was?

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                        twinwillow Sep 16, 2011 08:13 AM

                        Yes!

                    2. twinwillow Sep 15, 2011 09:44 AM

                      A couple more (really good) taco joints for you....

                      Taqueria El Paisanita on Inwood road just north of Maple. It's the little blue and white stand (with seating, now) in front of the strip shopping center there.

                      And by all means, Taqueria El Si Hay (in your car seating) on Davis Street across from Bolsa in Oak Cliff.

                      And one of the very best...Taquerias El Fuego on Plano Road just south of Campbell in Richardson. Real mom 'n pop inside sit down taqueria. Great selection of homemade salsa.

                      1. twinwillow Sep 15, 2011 09:22 AM

                        I don't remember seeing a Chevron at Greenville and Lovers unless you mean the one in front of the Tom Thumb across from Central Market. I didn't know they serve tacos there.

                        A big, Plus 1 for Tacos El Guero! My favorite "quick" taco joint.

                        For excellent tacos from a Trompo, also try El Tizoncito on Forest Lane south of Webbs Chapel or their original location on Illinois Avenue in Oak Cliff.

                        Also, Plus 1 for "Good 2 Go Taco" on Peavy Road near Garland Road. Really great "gringo" tacos.

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                          gdubfosho Sep 15, 2011 09:28 AM

                          it was really late last night

                          greenville/park lane.

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                            twinwillow Sep 15, 2011 09:29 AM

                            LOL! OK, we'll give it a try. Thanks.

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                            zeruel13 Sep 16, 2011 02:33 PM

                            I know Guero opened a branch on Gaston Ave right beside a gas station. Have you tried there?

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                              twinwillow Sep 16, 2011 03:25 PM

                              I heard they were opening on Gaston but no, I have not been there, yet.

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                                gdubfosho Sep 16, 2011 03:30 PM

                                Either of y'all have an address here?

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                                  zeruel13 Sep 16, 2011 03:48 PM

                                  el guero lakewood
                                  7233 Gaston Ave Dallas , TX 75214
                                  next to ymca, in the gas station

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                                    twinwillow Sep 21, 2011 03:48 PM

                                    Had lunch at the new El Guero on Gaston today. Delicious, comfortable and, CHEAP!
                                    Under $10.00 for three different tacos and a drink. It's next to the Fina station.

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                                      zeruel13 Sep 21, 2011 09:24 PM

                                      damn u beat me to it.
                                      someone should arrange a taco get together or something

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                              gdgates Sep 21, 2011 04:28 AM

                              Did you perhaps mean Webb Chapel south of Forest?

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                                twinwillow Sep 21, 2011 06:48 AM

                                El Tizoncito in Dallas is at 3318 Forest Lane. Putting it east of Webbs Chapel and west of Marsh Lane on the south side of Forest.

                                Seafood Shack is on the west side of Webbs Chapel just south of Forest Lane at 11625 Webbs Chapel next door to Two Guy's from Italy.

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