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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!