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“Looked cute on the outside, but....” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Taco Bus

Taco Bus
505 Franklin Street, Tampa, FL
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Ranked #234 of 1,877 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Looked cute on the outside, but....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

We visited this place for lunch on a Saturday before Cmas on our way to see The Nutcracker in downtown Tampa. I am Mexican by marriage so consider myself a Tex Mex connoisseur. I am sorry to say this place may be on scale with Taco Cabana or a step or two higher than Taco Bell. It was pricey for what you received and the taste was lacking. It might be ok for a quick bite and have to get back to work type place but I cannot say much more. Atmosphere was fast food set up, not much to look at.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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134 reviews 134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Fresh, inexpensive and yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I got the best veggie burrito ever...and it was reasonably priced. Not much on ambiance, this place is best for takeout.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Taco bus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Love the name food was good
Beer was cold
Open late nigh
Great location for those who live n work n play downtown

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Tampa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“You Gotta Eat at The Bus!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

The conchinita pibil is a Mayan recipe pork, that is just delicious on tacos or quesadillas. Their vegetarian options are good too. Love the guacamole! No tortillas chips; they smash tostadas. Works great.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“How to get a Taco to taste in Tampa Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

I normally go for the beef taco but fora give props to these guys. Try chicken soft taco Pollo Verde Desebrado. This is made with a real tomatillo sauce. The real deal. Then they dress with "pickeled" raw onions, fresh salsa, and queso fresco ( white light cheese for you gringos). This chain is only Bay Area local but true to their word of keeping each location with this great menue. Burritos are huge. No fancy drinks just have a beer but no need man. The food is what you want and this place stays open late like 24 hours? I give these guys a 4 and half on flavor. No better tacos in Tampa. Tampafooddude don't lie. Get some eats.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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