This restaurant is not recommended to those looking for a 5 star plated experience. Taco Bus' charm really comes from its authentic Mexican cuisine and urban rugged atmosphere. This isn't fine dining, it's Mexican food from a bus. But again, this is all part of the experience.
A good point is that this location on Hillsborough Avenue, which is the original, is open 24 hours, so there have been a number of times that I have stopped by after an outing to Ybor City or for a late night snack with friends when nothing else is open.
As far as the food, the taste and presentation is consistent and remains to be great. The menu has a wide variety of entrees to choose from and breaks the menu down into your actual entree (being a taco, burrito, quesadilla, etc) and then to your choice of meat and sides. Another important note is that Taco Bus offers a great variety of both vegetarian and vegan options on their menu and includes tofu as a topping. (I had originally heard of this eatery by way of my vegan friends, in fact.)
Finally, the prices are quite reasonable. Each entree is about $7.99 and some of the more exotic fare could go up to $9 or $10, but I will say that for the portion sizes, it is definitely reasonable. *Warning*- the burritos are HUGE!
My only recommendation, however, is if you are in a large group, PLEASE be patient. This is a walk-up order restaurant and that sort of service is not designed for large parties, but it certainly can be done. I recently attended a birthday dinner and the employees certainly did their best to accommodate us with so many orders.
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