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Tag: Taqueria El Rancho Orting

June
1st

Taco Roundup 2012: A listing of South Sound taco trucks

Some of the South Sound’s best taquerias are on wheels. While Vuelva a la Vida and Tacos Guaymas remain my favorite brick-and-morter taquerias for the freshest Mexican fast food in town, taco trucks have taken over as my go-to eateries for fast-service tortas, tacos and burritos.

I counted just a few trucks four years ago. That number has ballooned to 14 – and I may have missed a truck or two because of their migratory habits. Like birds, they’re known to move without notice and they keep irregular hours (now if we only could get them to flock).

Here are reviews of the five best trucks of the 14 visited. With so many trucks operating, I could afford to be picky. What kept the other nine trucks from my top five was that they lacked decent seating or skimped on freebies such as pickled carrots, radishes and salsa. In some cases, meats were dry or the execution was a bit off. Nevertheless, I’ve listed those trucks at the end of this blog post. Also, don’t forget to check out the map. Read more »

May
12th

Dine in the sun: New taco trucks in Tacoma, Orting and Puyallup


A trio of tacos from Sonia's on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma.

What pairs well with unseasonably hot Northwest weather? Taco trucks. Usually it’s June or July before we get weather conducive to al fresco burrito dining, but our current stretch means two things: You must put on sun screen and you must go eat a taco outdoors. I have interesting news to report – two new taco trucks have popped up in unexpected South Sound neighborhoods. One is near Fircrest next to the Lowe’s, and the other is in sleepy downtown Orting. There also have been taco truck change-ups in Puyallup and Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood. Read more »