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Taco Bus

#93 of 1,896 Restaurants in Tampa
#95 of 2,090 Places to Eat in Tampa
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913 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
813.232.5889
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Saturday
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tried today, very good!

We had friends from out of state that came to visit and wanted to go here, as they had seen it on TV. It was a bit of a puzzle at first, very funky little truck food place. Big menu, reasonable prices, tasty food. Good size portions also - I had a chicken quesadilla that was yummy!! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
kewood99
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great value, great food. One of my favorites. I usually get the chicken in the special sauce, and the guacamole.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Love to visit the Taco Bus whenever I am in the area! The carnitas and aqua fresca are out of this world!!

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Tampa, Florida
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had friends from out of state that came to visit and wanted to go here, as they had seen it on TV. It was a bit of a puzzle at first, very funky little truck food place. Big menu, reasonable prices, tasty food. Good size portions also - I had a chicken quesadilla that was yummy!! The pineapple water... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Food served from converted school buses. Clean, funky. The reason for coming is the food. Good but not equal to the Mexican food of our home in Arizona. The hot sauce "ain't Arizona Hot"

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Tavares, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

In Tampa for Imagine Dragons concert and first stop.. Taco Bus! Truly is best burrito I've ever had and I've eaten a lot of burritos. Eat here every time I'm in Tampa. They never close! Great location on Hillsborough Ave just a block east of 275. The service is fast and super efficient. You can eat indoors, outside, or just... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had been told about the Taco Bus by family members, so we had to try it. First, I was surprised that it was not a bus, but rather a restaurant. We ordered take-out, it was just okay--nothing I will need to do again.

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Bay City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great staff and food is fabulous....you have to visit this double food bus from Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Looks to be in sort of a questionable area, however, when we drove into the parking lot, it was filled and we felt super safe and comfortable. Great tasting Quesadillas, I recommend the Chicken. Tres Leches dessert was just OK, but... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I always am wary of sanitation issues with funky, older restaurants like this one. I prefer to just not ask and leave ignorance with bliss. If you aren't thrown by the age, you're in for a treat. EVERYTHING is delicious; you're basically just choosing different vehicles for food (burrito, taco, quesadilla). The meats are always hot and taste fresh; I... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The lines were long (which should have been a positive thing -- lots of interest!) and once ordered, food took longer than expected for delivery. Surprisingly, the food really was rather bland. Seating was at picnic tables around the bus. I'm giving 2 stars just because I have heard others that really like this place -- it may have just... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We tried the tacos and the tostada. Everything was delicious. Rice and beans were good too. I prefer the salsa roja over the salsa verde. Would rate higher but the flies ruined our dinner.

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Additional Information about Taco Bus

Address: 913 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
Phone Number: 813.232.5889
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813.232.5889

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am

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