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Los Tapatios Taco Truck, San Jose

Karen_Schaffer Apr 30, 2007 01:40 PM

The San Jose Mercury New ran a review of the Los Tapatios Taco Truck a while back, and I finally stopped to try it myself. You may still be able to find a cached version of the review via Google. I'm no taco truck expert, but these did seem very nicely made and were quite yummy. I ordered 3 tacos: al pastor, carne asada, and lengua. The fillings were generous and the meat was tender and flavorful. The lengua had green tomatillo salsa on it which complimented the meat nicely.The plate came with a slice of lime (just one, which might not be enough for some people), plus a large radish slice and a bunch of pickled jalapeno slices. No prices posted, but 3 tacos + 1 largish bottle of water came to $5.25. There are a few rustic benches and a rustic table at which to enjoy your food and a splendid view of 101 traffic rushing by below.

Los Tapatios Taco Truck
On Old Oakland Road between 13th and 880 (or Gish, if you prefer)
San Jose

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    Bunson RE: Karen_Schaffer Nov 26, 2007 12:23 PM

    Just saw this place featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives over the weekend...I must now give this place a try!

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      Melanie Wong RE: Bunson Dec 1, 2007 04:15 PM

      I saw that episode too when home with family. My brother postulated that the truck must be on Old Oakland Road from the sound of the coordinates. Thanks for surfacing Karen's earlier report. I'd love to hear if they've added campechanas and other mariscos as mentioned on the show.

      World Aids Day, December 1 2007

    2. Melanie Wong RE: Karen_Schaffer Dec 26, 2007 04:24 PM

      Reported as in the parking lot of a motorcycle accessories shop --- probably Helimot European Accessories 1141 Old Bayshore Hwy San Jose, CA

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        Norm Man RE: Karen_Schaffer Dec 27, 2007 10:04 AM

        Los Tapatios' address as listed on Food Network's web site:

        Los Tapatios
        1141 Old Bayshore Highway
        San Jose
        (408) 729-6199

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          Bunson RE: Norm Man Jan 16, 2008 10:47 PM

          Just want to post that I went to check this place out but Los Tapatios is no more. The truck is still there but under new ownership with a different name (I forget the name, sorry).

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