Category Archives: Tacos

The Taco Hunter At Taqueria Pinocho

by Alex Perez

Taqueria Pinocho is located conveniently off Abram and Carroll Ave in a small shopping center, known as one of Dallas’s ‘authentic’ taco shops.  Taqueria Pinocho was my first introduction to taquerias in the Dallas area thanks to a good friend of mine.  So I found it fit of course to do my first taco visit for craveDFW.  Pinocho has been open for years now and is owned by Francisco Gomez.  Although, the location is not in one of Dallas’s best neighborhoods, do not let that deter you from enjoying the tacos from Pinocho.

As you walk in, you can’t help but to start salivating from the smell of meat and tortillas.  Walk up to the counter, you’ll see all the meats stewing in their own juices which a technique called Guiso – the fat from its own meat stewing in the broth and making all the ingredients come together.  The setup is very clear and simple when ordering tacos: you chose from a selection of 15 different proteins for your tacos, the staff quickly chops the meat and yet another guy places the meat onto a corn or flour tortilla and plates.  The next guy hands you the tacos and 3 different types of salsas – green jalapeno, pico de gallo and red guajillo chili sauce.  Tacos range in price anywhere from $1.10 to $1.35 depending on your tortilla.         Continue reading

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Meet The Taco Hunter

by Alex Perez

I can remember growing up as a child and watching my grandma stuff shredded beef and pork into a delightful and delicious hand-made and fresh corn tortilla.  A very fond memory into what has become quite the popular food item for many these days – the taco.  As for me, looking for the quintessential taco these days has become a challenge.  I grew up loving tacos.  Being that I was raised eating Mexican food, I held very high standards when it came to tacos.  My grandma always used the word ‘Sazon’ when it came to her preparation of tacos.  People always complimented her tacos and always said it was her ‘Sazon’ that made her tacos so delicious. Continue reading

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Following The Taco Trail With José Ralat-Maldonado

by Steven Doyle

There is a man roaming the streets of Dallas with a mission. He is the undisputed king of tacos and is the editor of the Dallas Taco Trail. José Ralat-Maldonado is a fun loving aficionado of tacos and loves good craft beer and life in general. His positive outlook on life is infectious as his love for tacos.

I caught up with Jose just off the heels of a taco inspection at a local taqueria in Oak Cliff. The restaurant swore they had puffy tacos and were well worth inspection. Jose differs with their assessment and you are sure to read about the restaurant soon on his Taco Trail website.   Continue reading

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Fuel City Is Celebrating With Dollar Tacos

by Steven Doyle

Fuel City is celebrating their alliance and rebranding to the Gulf brand of fuel and is offering buck tacos until midnight tonight — today only. We did a full story on the history of Fuel City and its owner John Benda last September and it makes a pretty good read for those interested in a slice of Dallas history. Check that story out and then go grab some pretty damned good tacos for a dollar.

 

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Taqueria Cristina Surprises The Hell Out Of Me

by Steven Doyle

I had to stop in Taqueria Cristina this week if for no other reason than to sample their black bean dip served with the complimentary chips and salsa. The chips are forgettable, but they are more than redeemed once you sample the very spicy and very smoky salsa; but oh that black bean dip. It is not thick or chunky, but instead smooth and velvety with a huge power punch of flavor.    Continue reading

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Rock & Roll Taco Premiers Tonight At La Grange

by Steven Doyle

Taco eaters rejoice. Tonight is the grand opening of Rock and Roll Taco’s debut inside the Deep Ellum bar La Grange. Food truck operators James Quinonez and his wife, Mary Ann Quinonez, have joined forces with La Grange owners Stephanie and Rob Schumacher to open this rocking new restaurant inside their bar. 

Before starting the restaurant, James and Mary Ann were already well known for supplying gourmet food to Dallas with their premier food truck.  Although these trucks serve a wide variety of food, Rock and Roll Tacos is a decidedly Mexican restaurant with a rock and roll feel.     Continue reading

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