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Taco Bus

#92 of 1,856 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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913 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
+1 813-232-5889
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11:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 04:00
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Missouri
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from TX, I know a great taco; their carne asada tacos are dry and bland. The carnitas were had hardly any flavor and you'll search for the meat. Chips were cold and stale! This place is dirty, flies everywhere and the cashier was moody. Spent $30 on crappy food that was worse than Taco Bell. Never coming back! I... More 

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Thank KandieeC
Bowie, Maryland
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I visited Taco Bus a few years ago when I was a vegetarian. I only thought the food was just okay. I'm glad to say I'm now eating chicken and I'm so happy that I got another chance to visit. There chicken verde tostada was amazing and bigger than other ones I've had.

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Thank tbell2010
Holt, Michigan
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure I'll spell this right but I had the burrito prenado with chochinta pibil. Outstanding! This is only our second trip the the Taco bus OG, but the food has been consistently good. No complaints.

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Thank Piranha44
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was apprehensive at first, but had heard good things, so my wife and I had lunch there. It a simple compound that uses several old (stationary) converted school buses as kitchen areas. The food was very good and reasonably priced.

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Thank Mike E
Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Have a great day! More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Taco Bus is always a great place to stop in and have a quick lunch by yourself or with friends! I ordered there Portobello Ranchero quesadilla... It is excellent! Quick Service ,outside seating , and convenient parking.

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Thank Demar62
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to Taco Bus over a 100 times. Since they have gotten more locations the quality of the service and food went downhill. One time they only gave me halfy order after waiting 1 hour (for fast food come on!) and when I brought it up to the staff they said "oh well" couldn't find a manager anywhere... More 

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Thank Shannon M
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I've actually been to this place a few times now and originally this place was great. The food used to be so delicious and moderately priced. I went back again after 2 years and they have done a massive revamp and franchised. The food quality wasn't the best with the chicken being way too chewy as if it was overcooked.... More 

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Thank VinnyWasHere
Portland, Oregon
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The spicy chicken torta is absolutely excellent. I also had pineapple water which was about normal for taquerias.

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Thank JP_y_LP
Tampa, Florida
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117 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

East Hillsborough was the only one and now they are all over Tampa. Expansion has done nothing but increase prices, I don't eat there anymore. The food is authentic Mexican, not Tex Mex by any means. The one on E. Hillsborough is worth a visit for the atmosphere, a real bus serving good out the window, outdoor tables (also has... More 

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Thank William C
Destin, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Taco Bus is always on my list for Tampa eating. As I have eaten my way through the menu, I can say there is nothing bad here! They are very accommodating to the customers. Food is always fresh.

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Thank Linda Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 04:00
Monday
11:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 913 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-232-5889

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