Best Taqueria That's Not in a Gas Station - 2008
Taqueria El Si Hay
Comparing Fuel City's tacos with those from other taquerias in Dallas is like comparing The Dark Knight to any other movie that came out this summer. But Taqueria El Si Hay in Oak Cliff holds its own against the big, bad bully. Though it doesn't offer the heavenly potato-and-beef picador taco that elevates Fuel City into a class all its own, El Si Hay's tacos al pastor, or pork tacos, are even better than Fuel City's version. They're garnished with fresh diced onions and cilantro and presented with a generous cup of green salsa and halved key limes, which will try in vain to extinguish the jalapeño-fueled salsa fire on your tongue. At $1.30 apiece, you can stuff yourself and still have money leftover for a Mexican soda—which complements El Si Hay's tacos almost as nicely as Fuel City's overpriced beer complements its.
Best Gas Station taco's. The Fina at Garland Rd. and Miller. Open 24hrs and the entire menu is crazy good.
Finally, someone "observes" El Si Hay. Their steak and chicken fajita tacos are my preferred place for tacos in Dallas. They are pretty big too! the red salsa will have you on fire after a good 30 min or so. Be prepared for a 20-5 min wait though. The small lot is usually packed on weekends. Well worth it though!
Oh man, their tacos al pastor are amazing, though I'm sure my GI tract will be howling for mercy in a few hours.