Filler Up At The Filling Station Lafayette

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Across from my hotel, The Juliet, in Lafayette is a former gas station turned restaurant called The Filling Station. My first night in Lafayette happened to be the same day as a summer rain storm so having a restaurant across the street was a huge convenience. They serve classic Amercian food and a nice selection of Mexican dishes, so I was definitely interested in checking them out. I expect good Mexican food in California or Texas but to have it in Lafayette was not only a surprise but a treat I wasn’t going to pass up. Let’s go filler up at the Filling Station.

The Filling Station in Lafayette

The Filling Station in Lafayette

The Filling Station really couldn’t be more convenient if you are staying at The Juliet Hotel as I am. It is located at 900 Jefferson St directly across from The Juliet’s front door. On a night, it was pouring buckets of rain this proximity was very much appreciated.

Location of The Filling Station Lafayette

Location of The Filling Station Lafayette

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I actually ate at The Filling Station a couple of times. Partly because its downtown Lafayette location was perfect but also because the food was really good. The Filling Station is a converted

The Filling Station is a converted Conoco gas station turned restaurant. There is a nice sized seating area inside behind the bar, but I never saw it because they have a huge outdoor covered patio. It is a perfect place to sit no matter if it is raining buckets or shining blue skies. It is where I sat both times I popped in for dinner.

The Filling Station Restaurant

The Filling Station Restaurant

View from my table of the patio at The Filling Station

View from my table of the patio at The Filling Station

Both times I came in for dinner I ordered the same starter, Guacamole & Chips. Delicious and generous in its portion size. My favourite start to any meal!

Side of Guacamole and Chips

Side of Guacamole and Chips

For dinner on both nights, I chose classic Mexican dishes. The first night I had the Beef Burrito with Red and White Sauce and a side of rice. I think my eyes are bigger than my stomach with this burrito. I couldn’t finish it, it was so big.

Beef Burrito Jolene Style from The Filling Station

Beef Burrito from The Filling Station

The second time I went back I went for the Burrito again but this time I tried the Chicken Burrito Jolene Style, covered with sour cream, cheese, lettuce tomatoes and pickled jalapenos. I was a little hungrier this night, and I cleaned my plate till nothing was left to show.

Chicken Burrito Jolene Style

Chicken Burrito Jolene Style

Simple food done right. That is how I would describe The Filling Station. It is also a favourite of the locals because both nights that I was there it was busy. At least it got busy after the rain ended the first time I was there.

If you are in Lafayette for the day or a few nights and craving some good Mexican food, I suggest you pull up a chair at The Filling Station and fill your tank!

 

 

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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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