For the best taco trucks in the Pacific NW, let’s consider Vancouver, WA. I’ve got a guide with eight wheeling eateries where you’ll love the tacos. You will not find blue corn tortillas, nor farmer’s market veggie, organic, or ingredient-driven tacos, but rather all the mexi meat standards like pastor, asada and pollo, and then for the funkier palates, there are plenty nasty vittles choices such as pancita, cabeza, lengua and tripa. Also, as with most taco trucks, many of our Vancouver best taco truck picks are slinging up quesadillas, mulitas, burritos and the like.
Many of our best taco truck picks in Vancouver are on the same boulevard (Fourth Plain) making truck crawls and research easy to do in one trip. Parking is easy, the prices are right and the cooks and servers are so friendly. Of equal importance: the tacos are great. Come along now for a tour. Grab the map at the end of the post.
La Raza Taqueria 100% Chingon
What: Minimalist OG truck serving amazing tacos, burritos and quesadillas. Consomme and birria etc. provided with catering services.
Where: Fourth Plain.
When: Saturdays and Sundays only
Don’t Miss: Pancita and Barbacoa tacos.
Note: Cash only. The nice fella who takes orders is blind and so you have to just start yelling because he won’t know you’re there.
What: Colorful truck serving all kinds of mexican food including stellar tacos and chivandecas.
Don’t Miss: Pastor taco in a homemade thick and chubby corn tortilla, and a chivandeca, a neat concoction involving two larger corn tortillas and a mass of melted cheese plus delicious asada. I love the chicharron, tinga and pastor tacos.
What: Super basic menu at this truck sports some of the best diminutive tacos in Vancouver, and for $1.25 each. Simplicity at it’s best. Also offers burritos and tortas.
When: Mondays through Saturdays.
Don’t Miss: Pastor taco.
Los Tacos Locos
What: Sort of a cross between a stand and a truck — not officially on wheels but not a sit down restaurant either. Serves tacos, tortas, burritos, tostadas and mulitas.
When: Mondays through Saturdays, open at 9 a.m. Open until 7 p.m. M-F and 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Don’t Miss: All the tacos, all the mulitas. We especially love the chorizo and pastor tacos. Zucchini burrito for you vedge lovers.
Dulce Tentacion Panaderia y Pasteleria
What: Bright blue Mexican bakery and grocery store that features a taco stand Thursdays through Sundays.
Where: Fourth Plain.
When: Noon to midnight (earlier on some nights) Thursdays through Sundays.
Don’t Miss: Pastor and chorizo tacos. Made to order handpressed tortillas fresh and screaming hot. Pork here is flavored with a little more cinnamon and sweetish flavors, super delicious. Scorched onions accompaniment.
Burritos and Tacos Guadalajara
What: Colorful little truck serving all types of Mexican food.
When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 days per week.
Don’t Miss: Juicy pork and chicken tacos – I am partial to the chorizo and pastor. Homemade tortillas. Lightly grilled onions.
What: Bright yellow truck serving breakfast burritos, gorditas, tacos, mulitas, salads, tortas, asada fries and chimichangas.
When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. M – F; to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays.
Tacos ‘n Cream
What: “Healthy” mexican food cart offering taco plates and burritos. Proprietor is very friendly, loves to talk and is also a health evangelist. He will show you his grease tray which is empty. They prepare the beef in a way that removes much of the saturated fat. Somehow it still tastes quite good. A little pricier than most trucks. Also avocado and other vegan ice creams.
When: Mondays through Saturdays 11 a.. to 6 p.m. through Thursday; to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Don’t Miss: Steak taco plate with crunchyish cuban rice and black beans.
Bonus: Chalita’s Tamales
What: Tiny shack in same parking lot as El Grullense, above, serving the BEST homemade tamales.
Where: 78th St. in Hazel Dell.
When: Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Don’t Miss: All the tamales.