Four Years of Taco Trucking

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In the beginning, we had no idea if anyone would read this blog. Mobile Mexican food – we knew we were enthusiastic about it, but would anyone care?

To our shock and delight, they did. It’s our sense that the taco trucks in Columbus have, in the past four years, emerged from obscurity to become a point of pride for the city. They certainly have for us. In the mean time, we’ve seen two trucks graduate to bricks & mortar restaurants, and we’ve seen one of them ranked as serving one of the four best tacos in the US.

And, we’ve seen the truck scene mature and, perhaps, reach a critical mass. The total number of them remains consistent, and change mostly comes in the form of trucks changing hands (though our most recent post, Los Sartenes, is a brand new debut). As such, activity on this site is less frenetic than it was at the beginning, but we want to reassure you – we do continue to monitor the goings on in the taco truck world, and are still dedicated to bringing you new content as it is made available.

And, in the mean time, two thirds of the Taco Trucks Columbus team also run Columbus Food Adventures – our local food tour company. It was begun, in no small part, due to the desire we found among people to visit taco trucks, and our Taco Truck Tour is easily one of our most popular itineraries. If you’d like to take a tour with the founders of Taco Trucks Columbus and taste our favorite dishes from our favorite trucks, we’d love to see you – tour tickets can be purchased at ColumbusFoodAdventures.com.

Also, we’d encourage you to check out the preview of Transfusion, showing on Saturday, May 11th, at the The Gateway Film Center at 4:00 pm. It’s a documentary focusing on Columbus taco trucks, both in general and with a special focus on the plight of one local taco truck and the family they left behind in San Luis Potosi. We’ve seen an impressive extended trailer of the film and are definitely going to catch this showing!

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5 responses to “Four Years of Taco Trucking

  1. Patricia Jackson

    Would love to be able to find tamales, like the kind in South Texas/Mexican border. By the dozen and varieties. Check out Guerra’s or Dahlia’s in McAllen and Edinburg.
    Am considering shipping and that is $50 + shipping.
    Thanks.

    • hungrywoolf

      Quite a few of the trucks make tamales and you can order a large quantity in advance. Try Taquikin on Morse Road, Taco Nazo & Los Sartenes. Sometimes you will find them at the smaller markets too.

  2. Barbara

    What has happened to Taco Time, which used to be at Barnett & E. Main St. Are they still in business? Also, Los Sartenes have apparently moved from E. Broad St. Where have they gone?

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