July 20th, 2012
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe.

Dallas-based Ed Lavandera describes himself as a "CNN correspondent, storyteller, Longhorn, the Cuban Texan." He travels frequently, but was recently back in the Lone Star State reporting on drought-related cattle auctions. He found tacos. Really, really good tacos.

Welcome to Fuel City Tacos - a 24-hour stand at a gas station, where all tacos - from breakfast to barbacoa - are only $1.40.

Previously - Podcast – Out to Lunch: Tacos beyond the box and Bell and Blogger Spotlight: Taco Trail and defining "taco"

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Filed under: 100 Places to Eat • Food in the Field • Tacos • Tex Mex • Texas

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  1. Love Tacos


    May 9, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
  2. food lover

    you guys make me want to come to texas now. i made some CHILES RELLENOS (FRIED STUFFED CHILES) on my own and it came out pretty good got the recipes from simplechickenmealrecipes.com they have a whole bunch of mexican recipes. but im really considering going to texas i live all the way in New York ,do you think its worth it?

    April 24, 2013 at 3:59 pm |
  3. cacique

    Tacos, taquitos, tacotes..
    It is all in the spicy hot flavor of a delicious garlic chile sauce.
    Red or green, chile de arbol, jalapeno or serrano chile,
    with or without cilantro..
    Large or small tortillas plentifully filled with beef
    Six to begin with, please.

    April 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm |
  4. ccl

    Haha... nothing will ever beat Guadalajara or Mexico City's tacos

    March 12, 2013 at 11:12 am |
  5. Julie

    Driving thru Dallas in a month or so, I think we'll have to go look for this place.

    February 15, 2013 at 9:46 am |
  6. Larry Berger

    You have been running this same stupid lame story for nine months now!!! Can't you think of anything else?

    January 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm |
  7. thecookathomedad

    visit my site: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Cook-At-Home-Dad/401581083213284?fref=ts

    January 10, 2013 at 12:53 am |
  8. Anex

    What I wouldn't give for good barbacoa breakfast tacos.. living in France is hard after growing up in Texas...

    November 27, 2012 at 6:36 am |
    • Dave

      Not nearly as hard as living in Texas after growing up in France.

      January 16, 2013 at 11:15 pm |
  9. awesomeness

    this place is actually located in Garland,Tx on fifth street. the taco shop is inside the gas station, not behind it. youre welcome (:

    July 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • THat's what it says.

      "a 24-hour stand at a gas station."

      July 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
      • awesomeness

        umm...thats not what it says on the title, you wannabe smart a..

        July 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  10. Taco Trail

    Fuel City is indeed renowned. However, in a city with thousands of taco joints, there are superior options. Mr. Lavandera, I'd like the opportunity to show you where some of those can be found. Will you join me on a taco tour? I've also reached out to you on Twitter.

    July 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  11. Keith

    This same place was featured on Road Food, I am going to drive to Dallas and try it.

    July 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  12. Grandpa RD

    Living in L.A. means you can take your choice of literally dozens of Hot Trucks parked on the side of the street in the San Fernando Valley. Vanowen Street, Nordhoff, Victory Boulevard... they're literally all over the place, yet I've not had a bad authentic burrito or taco from ANY of them. Great food!!! And don't forget to get an Horchata to rinse it all down> MUY BUENO!

    July 21, 2012 at 10:17 am |
  13. angrybabykitty

    Usually the best of any food is found in "hole in the wall" or off the beaten path type places. I've had the tacos from Fuel City Tacos and they are delicious.

    July 21, 2012 at 12:02 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      I was thinking about posting the exact same thing last night, but was too lazy. There was a questionable Mexican Fast Food place right outside Kirtland AFB where you weren't sure if the meat was stray cat, but it was darn good at 2 am after bar hopping.

      July 21, 2012 at 10:14 am |
      • angrybabykitty

        There was a place like that where I used to patrol. Got called to alarm calls all the time where big rats would trip them. Didn't matter how many times they were shut down, they always reopened and always had rats. My lieutenant didn't care and would eat there anyway because he loved the tacos.

        July 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
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