Navigating DFW’s taco scene
Tacos are a beloved staple in Tex-Mex cuisine and can spark hours-long arguments (much like pizza) over what the best taco entails. Soft or crispy? Beef, chicken, fish or barbacoa? Shredded cheddar or queso fresco? The options are endless but the end result is always a flavor explosion in your mouth. Dallas’ taco scene is a little lackluster compared to other cities in Texas, however we do still have options in everything from down and dirty to gourmet.
Fuel City Tacos: The “gas station taco” that’s ubiquitous in south Texas isn’t really that popular in Dallas for some reason. Enter Fuel City Tacos, which is definitely the most popular gas station taco place in town and arguably the best taco in town. At $1.40/ea they are also the cheapest taco town and open 24/7.
Good 2 Go Taco: Good 2 Go Taco used to be a “best kept secret” inside a convenience store in East Dallas until it was featured on the Food Network’s Best Thing I Ate Ever. While now it may take an hour to get your gourmet, chef-rolled taco and they are no long inside a convenience store, they are still one of the best in town.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop: Fort Worth’s Fuzzy’s Tacos has spread like wildfire across the metroplex and to college campuses nationwide. While their menu is quite robust offering everything from burritos and salads to actual dinner plates, the Baja-style tacos (and their little nod at vulgarity) are their claim to fame.
Torchy’s Tacos: Torchy’s is an Austin chain that has made its way up to a few DFW locations. They received Big D Magazine’s “Best Taco Joint” of 2011. They’re pretty damn good and have unique taco options like fried chicken, seared ahi tuna and green chile pork. Their green chile queso might be the best in town.