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Virginia Beach Taco Truck

Faraway11 Jan 27, 2007 08:32 PM

I heard a rumor that there was a taco truck guy somewhere in Virginia Beach.
I have yet to find any tolerable mexican food since I moved here in October and I am DYING.
Does anyone know if this mystery taco man exists? Or, if there is a mexican joint anywhere around here with good food?

  1. basicfoodgroupie Dec 19, 2007 04:50 PM

    Hey everyone, I was hoping for an update on the Virginia Beach taco truck. Is it still in business? If so, is it the same location, days, times, etc.? Thanks.

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    1. re: basicfoodgroupie
      23451bum Jan 23, 2008 03:01 PM

      well, the owner, Narciso Salas, is now in federal prison for supplying false immigration documents. Turns out "El Taco Tote" was just a front for his business. The food was OK -- and that is from someone who grew up on Mexican food.

      You can read for yourself:


      1. re: 23451bum
        basicfoodgroupie Jan 25, 2008 12:24 PM

        aye carumba! - i was more interested in it from the standpoint of uniqueness in it's offering, rather than the quality of it's offering, but it seems that there was much more than meets the eye! --- thanks for the info

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      Robbin Jun 27, 2007 12:18 PM

      Mi Hogar on Military Hwy in Norfolk is pretty good.

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        chrismzarpas Jun 25, 2007 09:26 AM

        Best tacos in town are at Pelon's at the Oceanfront. Family owned. They moved here from Southern California. Great!!

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        1. re: chrismzarpas
          Faraway11 Jun 27, 2007 07:05 AM

          I just drove by there the other day and wondered what was up.. I guess I'll have to go back out there and try them.

        2. stevan2811 Jun 6, 2007 06:37 PM

          the tacos where very good maybe best in town but the guy went to jail for making fake passports no kidding

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            coeurvide Apr 20, 2007 10:38 PM

            Have you tried the San Jose Taqueria? I lived in San Diego for many years and absolutely love the food at this restaurant, tastes like the food across the border. Very rustic.

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              Susan627 Jan 28, 2007 04:34 PM

              And no, sadly, there is really no good Mexican in this area :(

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                stargazer Jan 28, 2007 01:49 AM

                There was an article in the Va Pilot a month or so ago about the taco truck. It's at the Citgo station on Virginia Beach Blvd., near the Pavilion. Hours at the time of the article were Friday 11-5, Sat. and Sun. 9-5. [not been there myself].

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