I have driven more around this city searching for the perfect taco than perhaps any other food. I am not alone, I think, as Dallas seems to be full of absolute taco nuts like myself. The seemingly endless stream of new taco joints does seem to get a little monotonous at times which is why it is nice to know where a tacophile can go, assured that they will absolutely not be let down.
Good 2 Go is definitely such a place. At just under a 40 minute drive from my house (each way, without traffic) getting my taco on at G2G is not mindless commitment. However, I am so smitten with the offerings of this quirky little taco shop, there is never any remorse when I return home after a pork-fest at one of my favorite taco shops in the city.
There was a point in my life where I was obsessed with following the suggestions of TV personalities for places to eat. Until I realized that most of them sucked. It is easy to be suckered into believing a place is exceptional simply because it is on TV. And despite what you think about Guy Fieri, of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, the dude can make eating an old piece of shoe leather seem like a good idea. So if you've seen G2G on Food Network's "Best Thing I Ever Ate," you may or may not have been too impressed. However, I assure you, this place is not just some tasteless media darling, unable to deliver the flavor where it truly matters (ie Twisted Root). This place is actually "legit."
What to order? Really pretty tough to screw this one up, but no one should ever leave without at least trying a few items at some point:
The Paris, TX. (as seen above) Flour tortilla stuffed with cheese, flank steak, egg, spinach, and fried potatoes. The item which stakes the claim "As Seen On TV." But really, this thing deserves it. The best breakfast taco I have ever eaten in my whole entire measly little life. Ever. The difference is in the sliced steak. This is not some dried out, lifeless, piece of gray rubber like you'd find on other breakfast/steak tacos around town. The steak here is grilled to perfection, still a little pink on the inside and oozing with flavor. Truly a masterpiece in a tortilla.
The Hotlanta. Here you really get to see the genius of G2G. Waffle-battered fried chicken, chunks of fried sweet potato, feta cheese, and a drizzle of honey. Freaking brilliant I'd say. Another not to be missed.
The Honey Bear. Another personal favorite of mine. Egg, spinach, goat cheese, and sweet honey bacon. Lovely.
Like I said, pretty tough to screw up your order at this place. Everything is made with genuine love. Be adventurous, it usually pays off. Be warned, lines can get long, especially on a weekend around lunch time. Best thing about Good 2 Go? They really are good to go. Especially when you grab them to go and sit around White Rock Lake with loved ones eating some of the finest tacos in Dallas. That, my friends, is what life is all about.