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Fuel City Tacos

801 S. Industrial Blvd., Dallas, TX - (214) 426-0011
Posted By Carrie Hebert on 8/16/2011 11:57:00 PM
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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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
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As moist as beef can be, barbacoa is described next to the order window merely as ''steamed roast beef.'' The sign does not mention that the beef is saturated with spice.
"As moist as beef can be, barbacoa is described next to the order window merely as ''steamed roast beef.'' The sign does not mention that the beef is saturated with spice."
Michael Stern





Three handsome tacos, from left to right: picadillo, barbacoa, and pastor. I asked for the pastor in corn tortillas (you get a choice), and it was served in a double.
"Three handsome tacos, from left to right: picadillo, barbacoa, and pastor. I asked for the pastor in corn tortillas (you get a choice), and it was served in a double."
Michael Stern


Warm corn kernels, dressed with sour cream, cheese, and hot sauce, make a great companion to tacos. The corn, known as elote, is available in small, medium, and large sizes. This is small, and sells for $1.25.
"Warm corn kernels, dressed with sour cream, cheese, and hot sauce, make a great companion to tacos. The corn, known as elote, is available in small, medium, and large sizes. This is small, and sells for $1.25."
Michael Stern


Ground beef and potatoes are infused with a good green sauce. It's not hot but it supplies a savory twist. Did I mention how crunchy and sweet the chopped onions are?
"Ground beef and potatoes are infused with a good green sauce. It's not hot but it supplies a savory twist. Did I mention how crunchy and sweet the chopped onions are?"
Michael Stern


The amount of beer stocked by Fuel City is astonishing. This long corridor of Coronas and Coronitas cartons leads to the indoor side of the taco order window.
"The amount of beer stocked by Fuel City is astonishing. This long corridor of Coronas and Coronitas cartons leads to the indoor side of the taco order window."
Michael Stern


Those in need of a quick, cool one to go with their tacos can avail themselves of this immense ice chest in the center of the store.
"Those in need of a quick, cool one to go with their tacos can avail themselves of this immense ice chest in the center of the store."
Michael Stern


When you dine at a picnic table to the side of Fuel City, appropriate Lone Star ambience is supplied by a small herd of grazing longhorn cattle.
"When you dine at a picnic table to the side of Fuel City, appropriate Lone Star ambience is supplied by a small herd of grazing longhorn cattle."
Michael Stern


I knew I was going to like this place as soon as I pulled into the parking lot. At the right is a lane that leads to what the management boasts is Texas's best car wash.
"I knew I was going to like this place as soon as I pulled into the parking lot. At the right is a lane that leads to what the management boasts is Texas's best car wash."
Michael Stern


Place an order, pay, and wait for your name to be called. The wait time is a good opportunity to stroll over and secure a cup of warm corn.
"Place an order, pay, and wait for your name to be called. The wait time is a good opportunity to stroll over and secure a cup of warm corn."
Michael Stern


Covered seating at the side of the building. Fuel City Tacos is on the outskirts of Dallas with a good view of the Dallas skyline.
"Covered seating at the side of the building. Fuel City Tacos is on the outskirts of Dallas with a good view of the Dallas skyline."
Michael Kaye



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