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Old 08-09-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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Are there any southern California-style taco shops in the DFW area? If you're from SoCal, you'll know what I mean. They're the ones with names that end in "berto's".

We are craving rolled tacos, machaca burritos, breakfast burritos, street tacos.

Also, if you know of some good fish taco places, we'd love to know about them too.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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I'm a native of Dallas, but my parents moved us 40 years ago, then moved us back, then moved us again 35 years ago.....most of that time was spent growing up in Phoenix. I know what you mean. I cannot get a Sonoran style Mexican meal to save my life. I would kill for a bean and cheese chimichanga!

I'm vegetarian and I'm used to refried beans being cooked, overall, in vegetable oil. All here are cooked in pork, even at Chipotle. So my only option here has been black beans. And the beans are not refried - they're all whole pinto or black beans. I miss the mushy refried beans. Fuzzy's Taco Shop is the closest thing to the types of Mexican food we saw in the SW US including So Cal. However they like everyone else uses pork in their pinto beans. Sigh. But I have discovered Chuy's Mexican Restaurant which is based out of Austin - everything on their menu is cooked in vegetable oil, including their beans and rice. They still don't deep fry their burritos so no chimis and no rolled tacos, but it's the closest thing to Sonoran style Mexican food I have found here.

Good luck, if you find something post it, I've been looking non stop since being back here!

Cheri
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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There are tons of street style taco places. Fuel City, Taqueria El Si Hay, Tacos la Banqueta(Gaston Ave) just to name a few.

The puerco en chile verde at Tacos Ernesto in Ft Worth is great. La Familia in Ft Worth has a Perch taco I like. It's not really that SoCal style though.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:24 PM
 
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Just FYI - veg beans are avail at Mi Cocina and Taco Joint.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:30 PM
 
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Have you given Taco Cabaña a try?
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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You might want to try San Diego Tacos in Irving. It's advertised as California-style food. A friend of mine from Mexico (she also lived in SoCal) says it more of a Sonoran variation.

Fuel City is awesome.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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You might want to try San Diego Tacos in Irving. It's advertised as California-style food. A friend of mine from Mexico (she also lived in SoCal) says it more of a Sonoran variation.

Fuel City is awesome.
Fuel City has what may be my favorite pastor. San Diego Tacos is good too!
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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Good 2 Go Tacos near Casa Linda.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:33 AM
 
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Did you try Del Taco? Is that something you're looking for?
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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Del Taco the fast food chain?
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