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Taco Bus

#56 of 1,998 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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913 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
813.232.5889
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11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout

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  • 211
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    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 18
    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
Step out of the ordinary and enjoy

Super casual and far from typical. Easy in and out. Good food. Get lots of napkins!!! This place has an inside area but you might as well Sit outside. Cool first date place too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bennie T
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Tampa
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Come here on tuesday to fill your tummy with a succulent Burrito preñado for onlly 5 bucks and you wont regret!! Excellent customer service in a pleasant atmosphere! Thumbs up!!!

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Thank Maurizio M
Tampa
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super casual and far from typical. Easy in and out. Good food. Get lots of napkins!!! This place has an inside area but you might as well Sit outside. Cool first date place too.

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Thank Bennie T
Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They really have the program down here, and the amount of food they serve guarantees everything is fresh. try the butternut squash tostada, but note that it does not travel well. You need to eat it right away or it gets soggy.

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Thank Sarge9803
Lancing, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Brit who only gets over to the States a couple of times a year, I always make the most of the food there that I can't get at home. My favourite is Mexican and that has usually meant Taco Bell because they're everywhere. Luckily, I have a friend who now lives within walking distance of the Taco Bus... More 

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Thank Roger598
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place online while looking for a casual place to eat. I like Mexican street tacos. The Taco Bus serves a good street style taco. On the two occasions that we went, I had the carne deshebrada tacos. The portions were generous, hot tortillas, and the meat was tender and not fatty or grisly. I was very pleased. My... More 

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Thank Maggie L
Carrollwood
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Once upon a time Taco Bus was absolutely the cream of the crop Mexican food in Tampa without a doubt. I am talking about when they used to drive around in the bus and even after they got to the location on Hillsborough. Unfortunately,they got too big for their britches, and started expanding crazy. Shortly after that they started putting... More 

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Thank Rafael R
Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Heard about taco bus so I tried it out and it was ok. I always wanted to try it but the tacos were very bland and there were only two ladies working so it took a while to order.

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Thank mjs0250
Lake Arrowhead, California
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the Queso and chips. Also had a Pescado taco - good flavors. Was skeptical but ended up being pleasantly surprised. Would definitely come back.

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Thank Keith A
Tampa, Florida
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199 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

If you want Taco Bus, this is the location to go to. The Downtown location and the Fletcher location are no good. Even this location has lost some if it's touch as they have expanded. They no longer serve truly authentic Mexican tacos. Cabbage, heated tortilla and tomatoes on tacos? Not authentic.

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Thank Mailoha
Billingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We were in the Tampa area so had to go again and we were not disappointed, we both had the taco combos and got the guacamole and chips as an extra. They were delish! No matter what time of the day or night you go there is always a steady flow of customers. All the staff are really friendly and... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?