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Taco Bus

#97 of 1,907 Restaurants in Tampa
#100 of 2,102 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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913 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
813.232.5889
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 201
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 16
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  • 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
Terrific Tacos in Tampa

My husband and I have been Tampa residents for three years. We finally had a chance to visit Taco Bus recently. Loved the ambiance of the place. It has a very beachy feel, even though it's in a parking lot in the middle of Seminole Heights. Loud Spanish music really sets the mood for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have been Tampa residents for three years. We finally had a chance to visit Taco Bus recently. Loved the ambiance of the place. It has a very beachy feel, even though it's in a parking lot in the middle of Seminole Heights. Loud Spanish music really sets the mood for the food. Loved that patrons order... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Are you a fan of the show "Diners, Driveins, and Dives"? Check out Taco Bus. I know there are other locations and I have tried only this one and the one in downtown Tampa. Have to say, this original place is the best. Eclectic mix of real food lovers and generous, tasty menu items. The meats are seasoned in ways... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I wasn't impressed by the food or service. I thought the food was ok. I had a carnitas (pork) burrito with beans and rice. I was by far not the best burrito I've ever had. I much prefer Tijuana Flats for this kind of food. Completely average service. I won't come here again.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I went to Taco Bus for the first time in January while I was visiting Tampa. It was fresh, delicious and an adorable atmosphere. The waitress was so sweet (we decided to eat in the restaurant as opposed to ordering from the bus...it was cold and rainy). Can't wait to go back!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?