Tampa: The Taco Bus

by Meghann | Meals & Miles

This afternoon I had the pleasure of visiting a Tampa institution – The Taco Bus!

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The Taco Bus used to be a mobile food truck that traveled around Tampa, offering lunch services at various office buildings and events in the area, but a few years ago the bus settled off of Hillsborough Ave. They may have a permanent spot now with attached seating and AC, but everything is still cooked fresh inside the bus.

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A couple of months ago Man v Food came to Tampa to film a segment at the Taco Bus. It’s a local favorite and I’ve been told by several people (including Derek) that it was a must try.

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I know the Food Truck movement is HUGE across the U.S. right now, but that doesn’t stop me from being a little wary about enjoying Mexican food out of a converted bus. There was no doubt the food would be good, my fear was what may come after the food umm ‘digested’ itself. ifyouknowwhatImean

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Still, when we arrived I found myself oddly excited to try something new. The menu was great. Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc. a little something for everyone – even a few vegetarian options!

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Derek and I placed our order than found a seat in the attached awning.

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We had just enough time to snap a couple of silly photos before our number was called.

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Wow. This wasn’t greasy Mexican food at all! This was fresh, delicious Mexican food with just the right amount of flavor, spice, and chew.

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Holy crap these Tacos were good! I had two of the chicken tacos and literally licked my plate clean.

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I debated ordering a vegetarian option, but something told me to go with chicken. I’m so glad I did! The chicken had so much flavor and, honestly, I couldn’t think of a better taco filling. It was perfect in every way.

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The tacos came with a side of rice and refried beans which were just as equally fresh and delicious tasting. A perfect grease-free meal!

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Derek ordered the Carne Asada Torta, which was a big sandwich filled with meat.

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His was good (I stole a couple of bites), but mine was better. :)

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If you go to The Taco Bus, order a taco! Trust me, it’s the best taco you’ll ever have. I can’t wait to bring my Dad here next time he’s in town. :)

We spent the morning browsing a few garage sales (nothing jumped out at us) and I had a Luna Bar as a mid-morning snack.

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Still waiting to hit those batting cages!

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