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Taqueria El Paisa

Taqueria El Paisa

3900 Sullivant Ave
Columbus, 43228

Open 10am – 9pm (sometimes close earlier)
Now only open Saturday-Monday

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We were sad to see Little Mexico close at the end of last year but the oldest taco truck in Columbus has new owners and keeps on trucking. There’s always a little anxiety when a truck we love changes owners. Will it still be as good? In the case of El Paisa we didn’t need to worry. So far it may even be an improvement.

menu taqueria el paisa

The menu is mostly the same, the standard taco truck fare of tacos, tortas, burritos, gorditas and quesadillas but El Paisa have added huaraches to the line up. Everything we’ve eaten so far has been very well made. The gorditas are a little different and come with beans, meat, cheese (crumbled queso fresco), cilanto and onion. No sour cream or tomato. We like them this way.

Where El Paisa really excels is in their meat. We’ve sampled the barbacoa, chorizo, carnitas and steak and have been impressed. They make their own chorizo from scratch.

They’ve also added lengua, huraches and ceviche tostadas.

taqueria el paisa

On Mondays tacos are $1. 


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Taqueria El Mexicano

SR 161 (E. Dublin Granville Road) and Karl Road in the Sunoco gas station

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We discovered Taqueria Mexicano thanks to a tip off from one of our twitter followers.  It (was) further north than the other west side trucks and its located in a somewhat deserted spot on Fisher Road (and has now moved to Karl & 161).((And may have moved again…check the comments section)).

The owners are friendly and offer the standard range of taco truck fare: tacos, burritos, quesadilas, tortas. Meats available were carnitas, al pastor, asada, barbacoa and pollo. Our favorite was the al pastor. Tacos were generously filled and the meat was well seasoned with some onions and tomato.

The truck is decorated with pictures of President Obama chowing down on some tacos!

The owners were making a batch of fresh gordita shells while we were there and it was fun watching them press them out, and cook them on large batches on the grill.

Taqueria Mexicano also had a large jar of aqua fresca as well as the usual offerings of Jarritos and water.


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Taqueria Los Tolucos

755 Stelzer Rd.
10am-10pm Sunday-Thursday and 10am-12am on Friday and Saturday

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Fresh from its stint on the west side, Los Tolucos has been reopened by new owners at a location close to the airport. To be frank, they didn’t seem to be off to the most promising of starts. Service was slow and disinterested, and the food was mediocre on average.

There were a few bright spots, though: the cabeza tacos were above the bar, and the grilled onions and pepper made for a nice addition to the tacos.


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Taqueria Little Mexico (closed – sold to new owners)

3900 Sullivant Ave (in front of Ohio Thrift)

Open 10am – 9pm (sometimes close earlier)

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From Michocan

Taqueria Little Mexico is reputed to be Columbus’s first taco truck and it therefore seemed an appropriate choice as the starting point for our first taco truck tour. Little Mexico is a well established truck with a standard offering, they specialize in the basics and execute them very well.  The owners are friendly and the food is extremely good value.

Our favorite items include the gorditas which are among the best in Columbus (we usually get carne asada) and the melon agua fresca, which was a big hit on the tour. They also have good horchata and a good selection of meats.


Here the owner shows off his homemade gordita shells.


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