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Taco Bus

#81 of 1,843 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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913 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
+1 813-232-5889
11:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 04:00
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank Mike E
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Demar62
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Shannon M
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank VinnyWasHere
Portland, Oregon
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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.

Thank JP_y_LP
Tampa, Florida
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102 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank William C
Destin, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Linda Q
Plant City, Florida
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you want Taco Bell, turn around and go home. This is true Mexican food!! It is freshly made and the taste proves it. We go to the Taco Bus anytime we can. It's definitely our favorite place for Mexican food.

Thank lamays
Colchester, Vermont, United States
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238 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Not bad for fast food Mexican. The queso was pretty good with the chips, and the homemade guacamole was actually very good. We also had the chicken quesadilla and it wasn't bad either.

Thank Lynn M
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We love the Taco Bus. Great selection of food and they even offer vegan dishes. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. Food is really good.

Thank David I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
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?