There are a lot of choices around downtown Dallas when it comes to gas station tacos. Drive 20 minutes north and you’ll have a difficult time finding anything other than a McDonald’s, Whataburger or Subway serving food at the pump. Fortunately, coming back from a Saturday morning drive to Keller, Texas I waited at a traffic light near a Texaco that advertised tacos and burritos.
After a quick u-turn, I entered a rather busy gas station that had a small line waiting to order Mexican food.
At first, the $1.49 taco price looked like a bit of suburban price gouging compared to the inner city where most street tacos are $1 – $1.25, but after I received my order I could see why they were priced a bit higher than normal. The tacos are fairly large, similar to what you get at El Si Hay in Oak Cliff. Each taco is served with two tortillas. The corn is flavorful and durable. You’ll have no ripped tortillas with ingredients spilling out. Best part is that they taste great and were a high point of this taqueria.
Jump if you like tacos.
I went with a couple beef fajitas and an al pastor (pork) taco. Both meat choices were lean and flavorful, but I’ve had better seasoning on both at other locations.
For a taqueria down the street from Southlake Town Square, it is impressive for bringing authentic street tacos to suburbia. Other meat options included chicken, lengua (beef tongue), and carnitas (shredded pork.) Of the two, I’d choose the al pastor again and try a chicken or lengua next time.
The salsa roja is homemade and has a rich, spicy flavor any taco fan will appreciate. There is a good amount of chopped onions and cilantro in each taco and a sliced raw jalapeno too.
Now all this place needs is a name.
Gas Station: Texaco
Rating (4 out of 5 tacos):