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(Atlas Obscura)   Why not turn your auto repair shop into a taco bar at night?   (atlasobscura.com) divider line
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1184 clicks; posted to Food » and Business » on 24 Jul 2021 at 9:17 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-07-24 3:00:37 PM  
Don't get the automatic transmission fluid mixed up with the hot sauce.
 
2021-07-24 3:10:05 PM  
Damn... now I want tacos... difficulty level: spent about half an hour making a pizza and just stuck it in the oven

It could be worse... but I DO want tacos.
 
2021-07-24 3:15:02 PM  
What's the difference between an auto mechanic and a restaurant worker?
The mechanic washes his hands before he takes a piss.
 
2021-07-24 3:25:41 PM  
A new definition of "greasy spoon."

/I'd like some sauce, 10w-40 if you got it
 
2021-07-24 4:05:42 PM  
I live around the corner from a place called Taco Chop Shop, soooo... it's been done.
 
2021-07-24 5:56:24 PM  
But it shows a donair meat hunk in the photo - or do 'merikuhs call all non-hamburger foods "tacos"?
 
2021-07-24 6:59:57 PM  
Get your car fixed and tacos? What more could I possibly want?
 
2021-07-24 9:26:05 PM  
CSB:

There used to be a Hardee's/Red Burrito right across the parking lot from a Firestone I'd take my car to to get the oil changed.  Now there's a dentist where the restaurant once was.  I'm still bitter.

/Red Burrito > Taco Bell
//Taco Time > all
///closest one of those is in Chicago
 
2021-07-24 9:40:05 PM  
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2021-07-24 9:42:54 PM  

oldfarthenry: But it shows a donair meat hunk in the photo - or do 'merikuhs call all non-hamburger foods "tacos"?


Maybe north of the border, but this is in Mexico City. That's pork they're roasting on the spit, for tacos al pastor. Click View All Photos for more.
 
2021-07-24 9:59:16 PM  
Two funny notes:
A buddy and I were driving back from Cabo San Lucas and hit Ensenada at about 2am, exhausted and hungry.
We pulled over in some rando industrial looking area to consult a map and figure out what we were going to do.
We hear a jingling bell, and some guy goes past us pushing a taco cart with one of those single burner vertical rotisserie thingies and stops not 100 feet away in a parking lot and gets set up.
People start oozing out of the cracks and and shambling over (muttering "brains" I think). We decide to check it out, and my buddy orders up some tacos...
Me, I'm watching the flies that land on the meat just after the burner (rotation wise) and ride it all the way around until just before the burner, do a 1/2 lap then ride the pork rotor express all over again... and again... and again.
I passed, and he had some stale tortilla, garlic and avocado tacos while he chowed down.
I think it was right about Burbank that his schitts started. Honestly, it probably wasn't the flies, but having worked in the food industry, I'd say that that's probably just a warning flag.

I work at an EV company, and we have insane battery packs laying around to be used, sold, dismembered, etc... I'm talking 40kw easy. We could open up a taco shop at night and make carnitas in about 6 seconds flat just with a metal tray and two bare leads.
Don't mind that the cook is wearing welding gloves and and hood... actually, just don't look.
 
2021-07-24 10:01:16 PM  
I passed, and he had some stale tortilla, garlic and avocado tacos while he chowed down.

Should be: I passed, and had some stale tortilla, garlic and avocado tacos while he chowed down.
 
2021-07-24 10:05:32 PM  
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Supposed to be one of the best BBQ places in the country.
 
2021-07-24 10:20:25 PM  
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2021-07-24 10:26:32 PM  
Because spark plugs and used motor oil on a flour tortilla wrap is inedible?
 
2021-07-24 10:46:17 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Because spark plugs and used motor oil on a flour tortilla wrap is inedible?


*shrugs* I work at a chemical factory where you can't even have food or drinks on the floor, but my office is known as the "food office" because I have a toaster oven, rice cooker, mini fridge and tea kettle in it.  I'm thinking of bringing in an instant pot and/or a hot plate, but I just don't have enough time to really cook anything at work.

I also have a hotdog steamer, but I only use that in the break room... typically on the 4th of July.
 
2021-07-24 10:49:44 PM  
Only if the taco sauce will buff right out.
 
2021-07-24 10:57:08 PM  

oldfarthenry: But it shows a donair meat hunk in the photo - or do 'merikuhs call all non-hamburger foods "tacos"?


Tacos al pastor evolved from schwarma.

And this place was featured on The Taco Chronicles, on Netflix. If you search around, you can probably find the episode
 
2021-07-24 11:42:12 PM  

oldfarthenry: But it shows a donair meat hunk in the photo - or do 'merikuhs call all non-hamburger foods "tacos"?


Does the rest of the world call everything in a bun a "burger"?
 
2021-07-25 12:53:48 AM  
Had gay bar/taco bar in my old neighborhood, which was nice.
 
2021-07-25 12:56:44 AM  

Yeast No 7: Had gay bar/taco bar in my old neighborhood, which was nice.


Gay bar/lesbian bar is totally the same thing as autoshop/taco stop.
No, really...
 
2021-07-25 1:25:54 AM  

oldfarthenry: But it shows a donair meat hunk in the photo - or do 'merikuhs call all non-hamburger foods "tacos"?


Tell me you're from the Maritimes or Alberta without actually saying it.
 
2021-07-25 1:27:25 AM  
I'd give a testicle for a really good Mexican place near me.
 
2021-07-25 1:38:41 AM  

foo monkey: I'd give a testicle for a really good Mexican place near me.


I know of a couple of places that will serve it to you.
 
2021-07-25 1:42:21 AM  

Yeast No 7: foo monkey: I'd give a testicle for a really good Mexican place near me.

I know of a couple of places that will serve it to you.


Are they any good?
 
2021-07-25 2:32:06 AM  

Oneiros: oldfarthenry: But it shows a donair meat hunk in the photo - or do 'merikuhs call all non-hamburger foods "tacos"?

Tacos al pastor evolved from schwarma.

And this place was featured on The Taco Chronicles, on Netflix. If you search around, you can probably find the episode


I knew I had seen a story about them somewhere before.
 
2021-07-25 3:19:19 AM  

oldfarthenry: But it shows a donair meat hunk in the photo - or do 'merikuhs call all non-hamburger foods "tacos"?


Al pastor is marinated rotisserie pork, which is used to make tacos. That pic shows the pork on the rotisserie.

In my state, it has to be fried on a grill before it's served to a customer, to make sure it's fully cooked. It's sliced off the roast, quickly fried up and made into tacos. Because of that extra step and how long it takes to cook on a rotisserie, not many restaurants offer it. I have a taqueria near my house that makes it and it's spectacular. So glad I live on the left coast.
 
2021-07-25 6:42:46 AM  

phishrace: oldfarthenry: But it shows a donair meat hunk in the photo - or do 'merikuhs call all non-hamburger foods "tacos"?

Al pastor is marinated rotisserie pork, which is used to make tacos. That pic shows the pork on the rotisserie.

In my state, it has to be fried on a grill before it's served to a customer, to make sure it's fully cooked. It's sliced off the roast, quickly fried up and made into tacos. Because of that extra step and how long it takes to cook on a rotisserie, not many restaurants offer it. I have a taqueria near my house that makes it and it's spectacular. So glad I live on the left coast.


I have something called a Trompo King for my grill. It's perfect for any vertical meat stack- al pastor is a great one to make when having people over.

Only pic I could find was of Shawarma on it
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2021-07-25 7:12:42 AM  

Fingerware Error: Don't get the automatic transmission fluid mixed up with the hot sauce.


What are they using in the fry-o-lator?
 
2021-07-25 7:32:01 AM  

foo monkey: I'd give a testicle for a really good Mexican place near me.


Come to Los Angeles.  On random street corners you'll see popup awnings with a table, a propane tank, and a trompo of delicious meat.  Ones that are there regularly even appear in Google maps.
 
2021-07-25 8:05:08 AM  
I used to live near a bar/coin laundry/barber place.

Do some laundry while having a beer.  I am 100% convinced it was a money laundering scam based on who hung out there.
 
2021-07-25 9:13:42 AM  

Fingerware Error: Don't get the automatic transmission fluid mixed up with the hot sauce.


Greasy fries??

Id like Castrol Edge on mine please.
 
2021-07-25 9:14:33 AM  

felching pen: A new definition of "greasy spoon."

/I'd like some sauce, 10w-40 if you got it


Synthetic is better
 
2021-07-25 9:17:42 AM  

Yeast No 7: Had gay bar/taco bar in my old neighborhood, which was nice.


So how were the hotdogs??
 
2021-07-25 9:18:53 AM  

hlehmann: foo monkey: I'd give a testicle for a really good Mexican place near me.

Come to Los Angeles.  On random street corners you'll see popup awnings with a table, a propane tank, and a trompo of delicious meat.  Ones that are there regularly even appear in Google maps.


The mystery meat is good
 
2021-07-25 9:33:22 AM  
Subby never met "the man".

/RIP Gene
 
2021-07-25 9:43:32 AM  
2 of the 3 taco bars that we go to in town are converted service stations.
 
2021-07-25 10:08:27 AM  

yakmans_dad: 2 of the 3 taco bars that we go to in town are converted service stations.


Yup. My favorite Mexican joint (quite a bit more than just tacos) in the college town I did undergrad in was a converted service station. They're still there 20 years later and have essentially the same menu--I really should take a drive up there for lunch some weekend.
 
2021-07-25 11:12:07 AM  
That's not that strange, Whitepersonlivinginagatedcommunitymitt​er.

Try the mayonnaise tacos!
 
2021-07-25 11:49:29 AM  

slobberbone: That's not that strange, Whitepersonlivinginagatedcommunitymitt​er.

Try the mayonnaise tacos!


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It gets used plenty. Heavenly in potato tacos or he can have elote.
 
2021-07-25 2:15:43 PM  
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"You should sell tacos..."
 
2021-07-25 4:03:20 PM  
Boy that's a whole new meaning to grease stain on the floor.
 
2021-07-25 4:25:13 PM  
EVERYTHING should turn into a taco bar at night.
 
2021-07-25 11:10:04 PM  
These FARK Food threads are starting to have consequences for me.

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A few years ago when I worked down the street, I wondered why a taco place would also do rotisserie chicken. Now I understand.
 
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