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[DFW] Tortilleria la Original de Zacatecas

Knoblauch | Jan 24, 2008 05:08 PM

So, I'm driving around last night a little west of Fort Worth, looking for a taco truck. I couldn't spot one. (I travel a bit, and in Tucson, Austin, San Antonio, and even once in Providence, RI, at a flea market, some of the most delicious food can be had at such establishments. Any suggestions where they are in the Metroplex?)

What I did find was this little taco and tortilla shop. It's in a shopping center on the south side of Camp Bowie West a bit inside the loop of IH 820. Inside, the leftover equipment suggests that the spot was once a pizzeria, but the area behind the counter is now dominated by a tortilla machine.

I tried some tacos on corn tortillas, which had good flavor but were a touch dry. They were out of lengua. The tripitas were crispy and had a hint of flavor. The barbacoa was entirely lacking in greasiness, much more of a carne deshebrada. The al pastor was spicier than I usually find, but still had some citrus flavor. All in all, it was nice to find some serviceable tacos in an area I was beginning to fear was devoid of anything but national chains.

Judging by the printing on their bags of tortillas to go, this may be a mini-chain in the area, but it's pretty good nonetheless.

As I was leaving, I spotted a San Antonio Taqueria at the other end of the same parking lot. I'll have to try that on my next visit.

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