Get on Board the Taco Bus For Good Cheap Eats

Taco Bus St. Petersburg, FL

Taco Bus St. Petersburg, FL

There are a lot of restaurant choices these days along Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, with a variety of food types and price ranges. One day I spotted the bright yellow Taco Bus food truck across from Haslam’s Books. I swung back around to try out the food I have heard so much about. I don’t get to eat Mexican food too often since my hubby doesn’t like it, so I fly solo whenever I get the chance.

The bus isn’t much to look at, but don’t let that put you off. Use the big menu on the side of the truck to decide what to order. #1 Choose a style – taco, quesadilla, burrito, ensalda, etc. #2 choose a protein and #3 choose toppings – guacamole, cheese, sour cream, queso, etc which are a small additional charge. Totally missed this third step, which was bad as I love guacamole. All items come with Pico de Gallo (tomatoes, onions, pickled Onions, cilantro and lime) and shredded cabbage. I recommend ordering without the Pico de Gallo as it makes eating out of hand a little messy.

Taco Bus 2 tacosIn my attempt to be gluten-free I selected 2 tacos on corn tortillas. I choose two different protein fillings to get a variety of tastes – Chicken Chipotle which is tender chicken smothered in a creamy chipotle sauce (I find out later in their web site the Chipotle sauce has gluten in it.) and Bean and Rice without the Mexican Rice.  Both tacos were tasty, but the creamy chipotle sauce looked almost non-existent or it melted from the heat of the cooked chicken. The tacos came with little cups of both red salsa and salsa verde, both too spicy for my taste, but spice fanatics will love them.

I ordered a Pineapple Water to drink. A mix of pineapple juice (with some pulp), water and sugar made when you order it. Not too sweet, it is very tasty and refreshing on a hot day.

You can eat outside or inside where there are fans to keep you cool or do take-away. In addition to gluten-free options, there are also vegan and vegetarian menu selections.

Tasty lunch for under $10. I’m already thinking about the quesadilla with guacamole and queso I’m going to order on my next visit. Visit their web site at to see all their locations and a full menu.

About J. Matlock, Director of Fantasies

Jeanette's wanderlust started as an Air Force brat crisscrossing the US visiting almost every state. Writing has always been a part of her life. While earning a BA in Journalism from the University of Central Florida, Jeanette found photography was the perfect compliment to writing. She is always on the outlook for what she calls "Right Time, Right Place" photographs that capture a once-in-a- lifetime moment. Her adult travels have taken her to Scotland, England, France, Switzerland and all over the US and she continues to crave going to places to experience adventure, great food and lifestyles. She has written travel journals for the web site to share her experiences to guide and encourage other travelers. Her descriptive writing style makes one feel as if they are there sharing the experience. Her love of writing is based on this simple truth: "When I am writing, I know that I am doing the thing I was born to do." (Anne Sexton).
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