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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 »


First bite: Tacos at Taqueria Las Torres

The carne asada taco at Taqueria Las Torres, a new mobile taco bus on Sixth Avenue.

It’s sunny, warm. I actually got a sunburn while out this afternoon checking out a new restaurant (more on that next week).

And this is what I like to call Taco Truck Season.

It’s that time of year when we don’t have to wait in front of the taco bus hunched under our umbrellas, or scurry to our cars, taking cover from the rain while waiting for that order of carnitas tacos.

And just in time for Taco Truck Season is a new mobile taqueria: Taqueria Las Torres on Sixth Avenue. It opened two months ago in the parking lot of an old check cashing place (next to Gateway to India). The taco truck has a bonus – indoor seating for when the rainy weather does return (and we all know it will, despite our current stretch of sunny delight). Read more »