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Tacos Tierra Caliente

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1919 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098-2705
+1 713-584-9359
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

This truck has awesome tacos for really cheap. Get the pastor or the barbacoa on corn. She'll ask if you want cebollas or cilantro. Know this: answering no to onions means no chopped, raw, white onion on top but some of the meat fillings include stewed onions. Tacos are small and CHEAP so consider getting several per person. Cash-only operation.... More 

Thank pagerfour
Astoria, New York
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

I saw a fellow foodie post about this truck on Instagram. Since I happened to be in town, I went. Soooo worth it! Know that it's cash only (tacos are $2 each, so good for the wallet!) and the tacos are small, but filling if you get 3-4. There are not tables at the truck, but right across the street... More 

Thank SharonDC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the first time I've ever had tacos, or anything, from a food truck and what a great meal I had. I was in Houston for medical appointments and decided to take to friends to dinner. I let them select where to go and they suggested tacos from Tierra Caliente. For a small truck they produce big flavors. I... More 

Thank henry l
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

In a town of food trucks and the newest, best food Tierra Caliente is a solid bet of real, tasty and inexpensive food. The place is steadily busy. My favorite item is anything with steak fajita. The chicken isn't fajita so non-lovers of dark meat chicken beware! The red salsa is burning hot and delicious.

Thank jru2013
Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time eating from a taco truck and I must say they had the best tacos ever, far better than restaurant tacos. I had the fajita taco with cilantro it had a good amount of meat and taste great. I also had the veggie taco it was simply delicious. The only thing I would do differently is... More 

Thank Dovealove
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

This is the typical taco place that you get when you visit the real mexico, they give you lemon to enjoy with your tacos and they have this green salsa that is delicious. Go visit these guys and try the authentic Mexican tacos for once and for all. you will get addicted to them. gets A+++

Thank bryanmantezoni
Northwest Arkansas
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

These are real tacos. Period. Incredibly fresh, wonderfully flavored, lightning fast. I had barbacoa, pastor, and pollo (barbacoa is my favorite, but it was a very tough choice). The green sauce is incredible (I wanted to drink it...). And they give you plenty of fresh lime to drench it. In short, these folks know tacos. Parking is a small challenge.... More 

Thank ejchron
Houston, Texas
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

Everybody reviews Tacos Tierra Caliente, and everybody gives it 5 stars. "Best tacos in Houston, judged a recent newspaper review. The food is simple and perfect. The service is pleasant and almost instantaneous. It's in our neighborhood and for the past 7 years, we've gone many times, and have invariably been happy. Come on, you might say - how can... More 

Thank BobHouston_Texas
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Best tacos in town bar none. Ask for all the fixings and be sure to put some of their salsa on. Barbacoa is highly popular, but can't go wrong with fajita either. Tortas are hefty on topping and meat. Grab your bag and eat across the street with a beer.

Thank Austin H
Houston, Texas
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161 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2014

I had them a few times, and definitely they are awesome. I've just had dinner there last night, and I got the Pastor and the Fajita, just for $3! Prices are crazy! And the ingredients are really fresh! Now that the weather is perfect in Houston, Tacos Tierra Caliente plus a beer in the West Alabama Ice House sounds like... More 

Thank Raul B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 am
8:30 am - 11:00 am
8:30 am - 11:00 am
8:30 am - 11:00 am
8:30 am - 11:00 am
8:30 am - 11:00 am
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1919 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098-2705
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-584-9359

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