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Updated on Sep 14, 2020. Posted on Sep 30, 2019

23 Of The Absolute Best Latin Food Trucks In The U.S. According To Yelp

Read my lips: $1 tacos.

1. Veracruz All Natural (Austin, TX) can be found in *five* Austin locations and costs less than your morning coffee to grab one of their famous tacos (they have both breakfast and lunch tacos!). There's something for everyone: vegans, pescatarians, meat-lovers, or just really hungry lunch-goers.

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And don't forget about their delicious drink menu, including options like lime juice, cantaloupe, apple, grape, and pineapple smoothie!

Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "This food truck is a) so cute b) SO TASTY. We came on a Saturday morning after spending way too long looking at lists of the best breakfast tacos in Austin and these clearly made the list for a reason. I got one La Reyna and one Migas Poblanas taco, and they were both GREAT. Their salsas definitely add a little kick too, so I'd add them. These were the best breakfast tacos I had during my trip!" —Julia D.

Location: Find their five Austin locations through their website's map.

Check out their full Yelp profile.

2. Tacoholics (El Paso, TX) is a local favorite, thanks to their super fresh (and cheap!) menu. We're talking $6 chicharrones, $8 burritos, and a $2.50 calabacitas squash sautée. Should you use their catering service to eat 20 tacos, just because? I won't say you *no*...

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Star rating: 4 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "Tacoholics street tacos are everything I have been craving and wanting from street tacos since moving to El Paso. Everything from the tortillas to the meat was loaded with flavor. I also had a cucumber limeade and thought I had died and gone to heaven. I will not be going anywhere else for tacos from now on." —Becca F.

Location: 1613 N Zaragoza, El Paso, TX, 79936

Check out their full Yelp profile.

3. Cesar’s Empanadas (Brooklyn, NY) satisfies your cravings with generously stuffed burritos, tacos, and empanadas for an average of (drumroll, please) $4. If you're not having these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you should really reconsider your life choices.

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Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Location: 16-32 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Promising review: "Cesar's is the fastest and best quick-bite in downtown Brooklyn. Having lived and worked in the neighborhood for 10 years, this place has been a regular place to grab a DELICIOUS and hot 'lunch on the go' or a "quick bite before going out". The food is always consistent and well-made, and you always know what you're going to get. Additionally, I once ordered 300 empanadas for a party and the quality was just as superb as ever. My guests were extremely pleased with the food and were scrambling to take the leftovers home with them." —Ginger D.

Check out their full Yelp profile.

4. Tex's Tacos (Atlanta, GA) describes itself as a "fully-equipped restaurant on wheels" — and it's clear why. Pulled pork BBQ with honey-lime garden slaw tacos, ~lime fries~, and citrus-splashed skirt steak tacos are just some of their drool-worthy options.

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Star rating: 4 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "We just had Tex's Taco Truck serve lunch at our corporate event and it was the hit of the event. Their food was perfectly seasoned. The fries were the bomb, but so were the tacos. I think it was cooked perfectly and the servers were very nice with our customers. It was a perfect choice for us and a great value." —Norbert C.

Location: 108 Howell St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30312

Check out their full Yelp profile.

5. La Cocinita Food Truck (Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA) serves different locations every day and are always in demand for catering bookings — probably because their arepas, braised pork, and guasacaca (Venezuelan guacamole) DEMANDS recognition. Seconds are not required, but assumed.

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Star rating: 4 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "We had our first awesome experience ordering from their food truck at Temperance in Evanston. I can't say anything negative about it. We ordered chicken tacos and lechon arepas along with the rice and beans and boy, were we satisfied! The arepas were cooked perfectly...crispy enough on the outside but soft and warm on the inside. The jalapeño spicy sauce with our chicken tacos was bomb. This will definitely be a regular go-to place for me." —Jaz Z.

Locations: Find their daily locations in Chicago and New Orleans through their website.

Check out their full Yelp profile for both Chicago and New Orleans.

6. Ultimo Taco Truck (Houston, TX) focuses on creating delicious, authentic tacos — and they succeed. Perfectly cooked tortillas, juicy meat including chorizo, cabeza, and barbacoa, plus *just* the right amount of cotija cheese and cilantro make their $2 (!!!) tacos a must-have. Every day. For the rest of your life.

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Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "After a several bad experiences at 'authentic tacos' places I have finally found THE BEST. These people make the most amazing authentic, fresh tacos you can ask for! We are them SO FAST we forgot to take pictures. The meat on the asada tacos was fresh, tender, and perfectly marinated. The 'al pastor' tacos were perfect, as well. The meat was juicy, tender, and had a perfect balance with the marinade. They caramelize the onions they add to all their tacos, and the tortillas are made on the spot! Can't wait to come again!" —Jennifer C.

Location: 7645 Long Point, Houston, TX, 77055

Check out their full Yelp profile.

7. Ay Bendito Con Sabor A Puerto Rico (Miami, FL) cooks traditional Puerto Rican meals that they hope remind you of your grandmother's dishes — and based on the glowing Yelp reviews, they DO. Savory alcapurrias (meat-filled, fried fritters), tostones rellenos (stuffed fried plantains), and mofongo con camarones (shrimp and plantains) are just some of their many options.

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Star rating: 5 out of 5

Price range: $$

Promising review: "Hands-down, the best trifongo I ever had. It has been very difficult for me to find some good traditional Puerto Rican food in Miami. I'm so glad to have found this food truck located in Kendall. I swear they have a master's degree in cooking trifongo. Ay Bendito is the real deal! " —Sally R.

Location: 9225 SW 137th Ave, Miami, FL, 33186

Check out their full Yelp profile.

8. Dos Hermanos (Philadelphia, PA) has become a destination spot for amazing Mexican food, courtesy of their traditional spices and fresh ingredients. It's owned by two brothers, whose passion for bringing their heritage to Philly is clear in their simple yet flavorful tacos (pineapple-marinated pork, anyone?).

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Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "These are by far the best tacos I have found out of a truck in the greater Philadelphia area. Great portions, flavorful meats, and your choice of mild or hot sauce if desired. No mix and match fees for three different tacos always make me more willing to try your food. Other taco trucks, please take notice." —Russell W.

Location: 3397, 3342, 3397, 3366 Market St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Check out their full Yelp profile.

9. Tacos Al Carbon (Las Vegas, NV) boasts generously sized ~super tacos~ to fill your belly for cheap. $4.99 for a *thicc* burrito that you can order with your choice of meat and beans (including beef tongue)? YES. PLEASE.

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Reviewers also say they have a great veggie taco!

Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "Oh my gosh. The tacos were SO good. The tortillas really made the taco, too. There were two of them and the bottom one had a crunch to it. I can't even describe it good enough for you to understand! The flavors were amazing. My favorite taco was the pork. Go try this place, you will not be let down!!!" —Tricia D.

Location: 4160 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV, 89104

Check out their full Yelp profile.

10. Los Dos Amigos (Detroit, MI) has earned *several* reviews that praise their $2 quesadillas (or you can go for their $1 tacos). You'll get more than bang for your buck — they're generously stuffed with super flavorful meat, cheese, avocado, and spicy pickled onions. Sure, they have a kick to 'em. But it can all be washed down with their horchata.

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Star rating: 5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "Awesome little gem in Detroit. With tacos $1.25 and quesadilla $2, you can't go wrong. Their quesadillas are flour with salsa, avocado, tomatoes, and cheese and are sooooo bomb!!!!!! Their steak, cabeza, and chorizo are hands-down my favorite in ranking order." —Emet D.

Location: 7115 Parkwood St, Detroit, MI, 48210

Check out their full Yelp profile.

11. Llalla's Empanadas (San Antonio, TX) uses their family recipes to perfect the art of empanadas: a perfectly fried dough on the outside, and savory mix of meat and spices on the inside. Did I mention they're $4? Or! Try their ~dessert~ empanadas with caramel and apple for $5.

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Star rating: 5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "Part of the fun of empanadas is the mystery. The other side of mystery is: you don't know what lies beneath. The sheer joy, though, when there's magic inside the little pouch. The seasoning, the right hints of spice; these are pouches of pleasure! I wanted to try the yuca fries, but was encouraged to get the rice, so I got both — and both are delicious. I usually skip the rice, because it's usually bland filler: not the case here. Yeah, I was having some beers...but I find myself dreaming about those empanadas." —Melia R.

Location: 11911 Crosswinds Way, San Antonio, TX, 78233

Check out their full Yelp profile.

12. El Mambo (Orlando, FL) serves crowd-pleasing, absolutely delicious Cuban meals, like the fan-favorite Mambo sandwich with perfectly roasted chicken and garlic aioli. That with a side of congris and plantins = zero possibilities your plate won't be licked clean.

El Mambo / Twitter / Via Twitter: @Mambo_Lou

Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $$

Promising review: "I'm so glad I've got to try this food truck. Their food was absolutely delicious! I ordered the ropa vieja, and man, was that heavenly! The meat was so tender and melted in your mouth and the spices were perfection. All of the sandwich components meshed well together as well! It was also massive!" —Alexis B.

Location: 3285 Fraser Ct, Kissimmee, FL, 34746

Check out their full Yelp profile.

13. Kikos Seafood Lunch Truck (San Diego, CA) makes the ocean wonder if it has competition for fresher seafood. Best known for its fish tacos, ceviches, and shrimp cocktails, this place will feel so much more expensive than the average $10 you'll spend. Oyster happy hour "deals"...explain yourselves.

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Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "Can't beat the price on these amazing fish tacos! I'm even a little hesitant about writing this review, because clearly the secret is out that this is the place to grab a quick, easy, delicious, yummy lunch. I continue comings back here with friends when they want the real fish taco experience. The tacos are fresh, tasty, and sooo good! Highly recommend." —Joe C.

Location: 6090 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA, 92108

Check out their full Yelp profile.

14. North East of the Border (Boston, MA) serves tacos perfected by executive chef, Gustavo Lecanda, who trained in Mexico City before moving to Boston to introduce the city to authentic Mexican cuisine. Each taco recipe is simple but powerful, like the slow-roasted barbacoa taco with marinated brisket, cilantro, and onions on a crisp corn tortilla. You're either drooling or lying.

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Star rating: 4 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "These tacos sound incredible. But my hungry belly rumbled my answer: The cochinita pibil torta. This magnificent creation is delectably marinated pulled pork with refried beans and pickled onions sandwiched between two slabs of a big, soft, slightly sweet roll. The blending and absorption of filling with bread are divine in every bite, especially when slathered with the flavorful, only-slightly-spicy truck habanero sauce. They cut the torta in half, so theoretically you could save the other piece for later. But I blacked out from sensory overload while eating, and pretty soon the entire thing was gone." —Cristina R.

Location: Rose Kennedy Greenway High St, Boston, MA, 02110

Check out their full Yelp profile.

15. La Frontera (Phoenix, AZ) has reviews that almost all say the same thing: best Mexican food in Arizona. Besides their popular carne asada tacos and huge burritos, the sonoran hot dog is filled to the b-r-i-m with loads of flavor and is WELL worth the $4.50.

La Frontera / Facebook / Via Facebook: 297893473596529

Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "This is probably supposed to be a secret, but...this is the best Mexican food in Arizona. Yep. Said it. Come here and say otherwise! The carne asada is perfection. The street tacos at their very best. Everything is cooked on the spot. I am so glad I found this place. Any time I'm remotely close, I have to stop and get a taco or burrito." —Johnny S.

Location: 209 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ, 85034

Check out their full Yelp profile.

16. Sanguchón (San Francisco, CA) serves hearty sandwiches and wraps that are generously stuffed with Peruvian ingredients. Stir-fried strip sirloin, free-range chicken, and pulled pork BBQ will MORE than satisfy your belly — and you're lying if you say you don't want their fried plantains with chicha sauce on the side.

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Star rating: 4 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "I had just experienced a thwarted effort in finding something new to eat last Friday, and then on my mopey walk back to the office, I happened upon this truck and took a chance. And yikes! Was I happy! THEIR LOMO SALTADO IS THE BEST THING I'VE HAD TO EAT ALL YEAR! I couldn't recommend it more. It was so good, I brought a buddy back today and got it again! Have mercy!" —Jesse D.

Location: Find their daily locations through their website's calendar.

Check out their full Yelp profile.

17. Los Viajeros Food Truck (NYC, New York) was created by two foodies and self-taught chefs who have already won awards for their flavorful dishes inspired by Dominican, Cuban, and Mexican traditions. Their best-seller: the "El Jefe burrito" with ropa vieja (cuban-style steak), sweet plantains, montery jack cheese, jalapenos, and chipotle aioli. My stomach is RUMBLING.

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Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "I ordered the La Flaca burrito and I'm not exaggerating when I say it was the best burrito I've ever had! The chipotle aioli was the perfect balance to the sweet plantains, plus melty cheese and perfectly cooked veggies — to die for! This California native found her spot in NYC." —Nicole A.

Location: Find their daily locations through their website's calendar.

Check out their full Yelp profile.

18. Rollin' Fatties (New Orleans, LA) is especially popular among Tulane students, and not just because of their ginormous burritos. The ingredients are as fresh as they get, the guacamole is top-notch, and every single topping is absolutely bursting with flavor (reviewers also highly recommend their nachos!). My computer is in danger of breaking from how much I'm drooling.

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Calling all vegetarians: even meat-lovers SWEAR by the tofu BBQ!

Star rating: 5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "Holy mother of burritos! I've been deprived of good Mexican food/burritos since I've relocated to New York but hot dayuuum, Rollin' Fatties is on my list of NOLA #GOAT. Rightfully named, these bad boys are FATTIES and stuffed to the max! It's a miracle they don't come bursting out of their tortilla wrap. There was just enough pico de gallo without it being too soggy. The seasoned basmati rice was light, soft, and seriously flavorful. The red cabbage slaw had a heavenly pickle and honestly, I couldn't decide if I liked the rice, slaw, or protein more. The chipotle cream just tied everything together into a juicy, southern creole Studio 54 dance party that I want to be a part of forever. Burrito-blessed in New Orleans." —Lisa Z.

Location: 1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70112

Check out their full Yelp profile.

19. El Chato Taco Truck (Los Angeles, CA) was rated the #1 taco truck by L.A. Weekly *and* the thousands of Yelp reviewers who swear by this delicious late-night spot. The ingredients are known for being flavorful and fresh, like their carne asada, caramelized onions, and fresh avocado that you can add for 🚨25 cents🚨.

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Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "I felt strongly compelled to write an update to my review from three years ago, because two sentences does not do this truck justice. I've been eating at El Chato for three years now — trekking all across LA from Pasadena just for some tacos. When I first started coming here, I was vegetarian, and now vegan, I still can get my grub on here (shout out to El Chato for being one of the only authentic trucks with veggie options around). These tacos are incredible. I don't know what kind of salsa they use, but it's the best veggie taco I've ever had. Who would have ever thought that rice and beans on a tortilla could be SO satisfying? Top with your favorite salsa (mine's green) and some lime, and go to town!" —Christine L.

Location: 5300 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90019

Check out their full Yelp profile.

20. Taco Bus (Albuquerque, New Mexico) serves while you sit (wait for it) on the bus! Besides the unique ~dining experience~, the tacos do NOT disappoint with their super fresh salsa and perfectly-cooked meat. Feeling adventurous? Try their taco burger.

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Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "This is the only place I've seen El Yucateco sauce on the table! I'm already a huge fan, loved the food and service and ambience. Never eaten on a bus but it feels so right! I'm so surprised, I haven't eaten here before and will totally come back asap! The el pastor was delicious, my friend's asada quesadilla looked bomb, and the taco burger blew my mind. I need to eat MORE, but my body needs a break, lol." —Leann R.

Location: 4801 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87105

Check out their full Yelp profile.

21. Tehuana Oaxacan Cuisine (Portland, OR) combines the comfort of Mexican home-cooked meals with dishes meant to i-n-h-a-l-e. Come for savory tlayuda, filling entomatadas, and amazingly generous burritos.

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Star rating: 5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "I missed home so I came here to see if I could satisfy my craving for authentic food. This place is a gem...down home cooking and fair pricing!! I grabbed the enchiladas and the chicken and al pastor tacos. They were fresh and delicious, and there are other carts that sell alcoholic drinks if you want to enjoy a beer with your tacos." —Stephanie G.

Location: 1331 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR, 97217

Check out their full Yelp profile.

22. Tacos El Chilango (Arlington, VA) can always be found with a loyal line of people waiting for their share of delectable, fresh tacos. The portions are generous, the meat oh-so-perfectly cooked, and their salsa selection adds a welcome KICK. Basically, your lunch breaks should exclusively be taken here.

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Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "THESE TACOS ARE SOOOO LEGIT!! I recently went to Tijuana, Mexico to try their tacos while I was in San Diego for a trip. The tacos from El Chilango taste EXACTLY like the ones I had in Mexico. I love the chorizo and mixto ones the best." —Jenny P.

Location: 1723 14th St N, Arlington, VA, 22209

Check out their full Yelp profile.

23. 5Points Tacos (Nashville, TN) is considered a must-have by locals who go back again (and again) for the superb breakfast tacos, tamales, huge tortas, and MORE. And, of course, the traditional tacos always hit the spot with perfectly cooked tortillas, flavorful meat like tongue, shrimp, and pork, and their spicy green sauce.

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Star rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price range: $

Promising review: "I don't know why it's taken us so long to try Five Points Tacos! We just finished our second round in two days and we're over the moon. My husband and I are from Southern California and have spent our last six years in Nashville searching for a taco spot that reminds us of home. The tortillas are perfect, their meats are delicious, and their salsas are on point. So stoked about this place and I can't say enough great things." —Jenny H.

Location: 1101 Woodland St, Nashville, TN, 37206

Check out the full Yelp profile.

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