Taco Time

taco trucks east side columbus

3477 E. Main Street (Intersection of Barnett Road)
On the side of the R&M carryout.
Hours: 11am-10pm (may closed earlier if not busy)

Taco Time has bounced around town for a few months; we’d previously heard sightings of them at Polaris and on Shrock road. This is the first time we’ve caught up with them and we’re glad we did. The truck is run by a friendly family (from Durango and Mexico City) and the food is solid. Their daughter was taking orders during our visit and there was no need for any Spanish to communicate.

As usual at a new truck we started off with some tacos. We tried buche (pork stomach), lengua (cow tongue) and asada. The meats were all well cooked, tender juicy lengua and crispy (and relatively mild seeming) buche. The tacos came with a pile of grilled onions and a grilled jalapeno. The house green salsa, tomatillo based, was spicier than most.
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The menu also featured gringas (small and large). We tried a small al pastor version. The al pastor was cooked on the plancha and topped with a slice of grilled pineapple. It was no match for the spit roasted al pastor we’ve gotten used to from Los Guachos, but it was very pretty and enjoyable nonetheless.

gringa with grilled pineapple

Taco Time also had tamales. We sampled a red tamale which was good. Tamales are harder to find, especially in the summer so it was a nice surprise.

taco trucks that serve tamales.

The menu is rounded out by tortas and burritos. At the weekend Taco Time offers carnitas and menudo and we heard good reviews of the carnitas.

The highlight of our visit was their homemade pina (pineapple) agua fresca. Not overly sweet, very cold and really refreshing, it definitely hit the spot on a hot summer day.

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3 responses to “Taco Time

  1. lew wexler

    tried taco time on e.main yesterday, really good , best i’ve found on east side

  2. Lambert Hicks

    First, I want a great chile salsa and it must be spicy. If it is not spicy there at least needs to be a freshly grilled jalapeno on my plate. The meat must be up to par also. Some gristle is fine, but if I have to do a meat inspection after my first taco that is not a good indication.

  3. Liz

    Tried Taco Time today for the first time after driving past it for months. I had carnitas tacos and they were awesome! The green salsa was moderately spicy and added a great flavor to the meat. I’ll definately be back for more!

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