Bakersfield, CA: The 4 best food trucks in Bakersfield

Vatos Tacos | Photo: Mario R./Yelp

By Reporter for Hoodline  |  Yahoo News

Looking to try the top food trucks around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top food trucks in Bakersfield, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

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1. Vatos Tacos

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First on the list is Vatos Tacos. Located at 3808 Stockdale Highway in Park Stockdale, the food truck and Mexican spot is the highest-rated food truck in Bakersfield, boasting four stars out of 253 reviews on Yelp.

2. Los Tlaxcaltecas

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Next up is Los Tlaxcaltecas, situated at 912 New Stine Road. With 4.5 stars out of 26 reviews on Yelp, the food truck, which offers tacos and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Tacos El Colima

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Oleander Sunset’s Tacos El Colima, located at 7 P St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the food truck, which offers tacos and more, five stars out of 10 reviews.

4. Bucky’s Hot Chicken

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Bucky’s Hot Chicken, a food truck that offers chicken wings and sandwiches in Pheasant Run, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 39 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1125 Coffee Road to see for yourself.

Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Wednesdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at quick serve food and beverage businesses across the Bakersfield area, while Sundays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of reputation management services and direct response marketing for small businesses. Last year, average daily transactions at quick serve food and beverage businesses grew to 90 per business on Wednesdays, compared to 70 daily transactions on average on Sundays.