If you drive east of Southlake Town Square on Southlake Boulevard, you’ll go by that taco place, the one that’s part of an Austin-based chain, the one that has a couple dozen tacos on the menu, the one that seems to have a slow-moving line even at 3 p.m. on the weekends.
Chances are you know that place (there’s one in Fort Worth, too). But if you want the real-deal taco, keep driving east and keep a sharp eye out for Frezko Taco Spot.
It’s not often we think of something on this busy stretch as a hole in the wall, but Frezko — near the intersection of Southlake Boulevard and Texas 114 — is a place you don’t find unless you’re looking for it. Despite its Southlake Boulevard address, it’s easiest to find if you make a right onto Bank Street (the last street before 114) and look for the spot behind the eye doctor, the one with the palm trees.
See if you can count the red flags in this sentence: A Detroit native wanted to clue Texans in on authentic Mexican tacos, so eight months ago he opened a joint in Southlake called Frezko, where 80s rock and pop greets the lunch crowd alongside an Aztec Sun Stone mural and bedazzled Dia de los Muertos decor.
When I moved to the Mid-Cities and began hearing about this place (from white folks) that served the best tacos around, I thought I'd be walking into a knockoff Chipotle or Fuzzy's. But owner Eliazar Salinas views the success of his suburban taqueria experiment -- go before noon at lunchtime to avoid the madness -- as Step One in building his anti-Chipotle empire.
In fact, Salinas said it was his antipathy toward the commercial taco throne that led him to open Frezko.
That's right, we're ready to hit the road and tour the greater DFW area in our FREZKO Taco Truck! Find out where we'll be by following us on Instagram an Twitter. In order to get the word out to the masses Frezko Taco decided it was best to pursue a truck to do more festivals, weekend street postings, and more. Same great food served on the spot out of our newly furnished truck.