by Jennifer Thomas
After months of renovations, Fuel City Tacos has emerged with double the kitchen space, now serving the popular tacos from four windows. Fuel City aka “The Ranch in downtown Dallas” has award-winning tacos and is open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
Featuring tacos al pastor, picadillo, barbacoa, chicken/beef fajita as well as a selection of breakfast tacos served between 5-10am, all Fuel City Tacos are $1.40 and are served with diced onions, lime, cilantro, jalapeno and hot sauce.
The latest update to the travel center established in the heart of downtown in 1999 ensures shorter lines for the taco fanatics that flock to the landmark at all hours. In 2012, Fuel City added “The Patio” which seats up to seventy people.
“We take the slogan ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ very seriously,” says proprietor John Benda. “From our award-winning tacos, native landscaping, longhorn and karaoke, you will always find something new at Fuel City.”
Fuel City is located at 801 South Riverfront Boulevard on 8 acres in the heart of downtown Dallas on the banks of the Trinity River at the I-30/I-35 intersection. Not just a travel center and convenience store with a state-of-the-art car wash, Fuel City also features award-winning tacos, elotes (cup of corn), five of Texas’ largest Longhorns, three donkeys, a zebra, swimming pool, oil derek, windmill, drive-thru beer barn, karaoke, native Texas trees and cacti.