To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.
Gas station tacos shouldn't get a pass just because they're gas station tacos. Actually, gas station tacos should be judged with even more scrutiny than most other tacos. The idea of easy greasy, hand-held food after squeezing the trigger on a gas nozzle should be enough to raise the standards of even the most ravenous taco enthusiasts.
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That's why you know the trompo tacos served at Bachman Lake Tacos and Grill are the real deal. They're worth a surgery-ready scrub down and hand sanitization. They're worth a trip to this small Chevron gas station even if you're not looking to fuel up.
The trompos are stacked with pork by hand, sometimes several times a day, and then set on a large vertical grill to spin until the meat blisters and blackens. When you order a trompo taco the cooks shave off a little pork and throw it on a flat grill to give it more color. Pair meat cooked with this much love with chiles toreados and a stellar hot sauce, and you've got one of the best tacos served in Dallas.
And a full tank of gas.
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