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Taco Bus

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505 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4810
+1 813-397-2800
11:00 - 04:00
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are on the fence about Mexican food and worried your taco (or quesadilla or other dish, if you are so inclined) may be filled with spices or vegetables or other ingredients you dislike, no need to worry here. Each meal is prepared to order. You simply walk through the menu boards, selecting which meats and add-ons you would... More 

Thank TideTraveler98
Gagetown, Canada
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I stopped in here after a hockey game. The service was great and the food good. I felt safe walking around the area and back to my hotel. It was what I hoped for and was not disappointed. Randy

Thank Randy S
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Great prices, the service was quick and the food was good. I got my son the small quesadilla and we both liked it!

Thank lgrn22Ny
Coats, North Carolina
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Out with family and friend in downtown Tampa. We worst service ever don't waste your money go to Taco Bell instead. I had to re-order chips because they were so chewy and stale . The burrito was dry. Charge you extra $.30 for sour cream which should be on a burrito . Another one in our party had ordered steak... More 

Thank 109carmeng
Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

While walking around Tampa by the riverwalk, we were looking for a place to grab a bite for dinner the night before a cruise. We saw this unique place and remembered a certain foodie celebrity had rated it. It was average to us, but we live in Tucson, AZ where we can find all kinds of great Mexican food. Flavors... More 

Thank Jim G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great food, good prices, and a unique façade. The only complaint was the night we visited, someone in the back kept turning the music up WAY too load on the speaker; we could not hear each other.

Thank Andrew F
Valrico, Florida
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is typical tacos you can make at home; nothing worth writing home about. Prices are adequate for the value of the food. Customer service is pleasant.

Thank Tyanne C
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for an authentic place for tacos and burritos while attending classes. We found this place in TripAdvisor and read good reviews so we decided to try it. Pulling into the lot we saw an indoor area to eat but, to our surprise, a "taco bus" to the rear. We could tell this would be authentic food and... More 

Thank KrisandLori
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This food is horrible ! My kids ordered tacos how do screw up tacos?? They put carrots in them. I had a pork tostada the pork was ok but the tostada was burnt . The tv was so loud and the cooks were screaming over it . We ate what we could get down and then decided to eat pizza... More 

Thank Jrkel
Tavares, Florida
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798 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 991 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Best Mexican food in the state! I usually frequent the "real bus" on Hillsborough but since I was downtown and hungry, I checked out the plastic bus. Happy to find the food is the same and the menu just keeps growing. I had my usual burrito that is actually an entire meal wrapped in a tortilla. Delicious! My wife tried... More 

Thank FlaHarlock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4810
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-397-2800

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