RIP Cool & Hot, long live El Puesto

Vegetarian, chicken and pastor tacos from Puesto

A new taquería opened in the old Cool & Hot space, the former gas station on East Eighth at the Interstate 35 service road, last year.

El Puesto opened quietly on Halloween, and it’s been hush-hush ever since. The owner is Luis Olvera, who also owns the low-key Trompo in West Dallas.

“I don’t want anyone to compare my children,” Olvera says of the two restaurants. “I don’t have favorites.”

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The new place has been painted over in white, and there’s no sign.

But the tacos are legit. The veggie taco has squash, roasted poblano and grilled onions on a thin layer of refried beans. We also tried the chicken and pastor tacos, and we’ll be back for more.

The tacos cost $1.85 each, and the menu is simple. Breakfast tacos are available from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. every day.

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