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cheesegrater Jan 31, 2008 02:55 PM

I want to know where the best taco trucks are? I am looking for tongue and tripe tacos, where do I find them?

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    roro1831 Feb 1, 2008 05:04 AM

    I'll have to get back to you on this one, my buddy is an FBI agent and was raving about one truck in particular, esp. the tongue tacos. I'll call him later today and find out.

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      missmable Feb 1, 2008 08:01 AM

      I haven't found tripe yet but there's a great Post-Katrina taco truck turned mini-chain here in Nola. They have two trucks, one tiny restaurant, and one food stand on the Westbank I think. I go to the restaurant on the I-10 Service Rd W in Metairie. When you're on Clearview headed towards Airline, pass over the interstate and immediately make a u-turn onto the service road. It's tiny and easy to miss but it's about a block and a half/two blocks in. They have a couple of different taco options: lengua (tongue), chicharron (skin), pork, beef, fajita, chicken and maybe another one? They also have gorditas, mexican tortas (sandwiches), carne asado plates, and on the weekends, some soup specials i think. My favorite thing is their homemade hot sauces. DO NOT SKIP THEM. They always have the green one and sometimes a red or orange one. Also, they carry horchata, fruit juices like tamarindo, and a bunch of Latin sodas like Manzana Lift (my favorite). They're menu is pretty limited but THEY ARE AWESOME.

      The funny thing is, they're one of the taco trucks that Jeff Parish tried to chase out!

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        missmable Feb 1, 2008 08:02 AM

        One more thing that makes them great-- they're open really late. Until about 2 most nights and at one point, 24 hours on the weekend. Not sure about now but definitely still late.

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          mikemill Feb 1, 2008 08:19 AM

          What's the name of this place?

          Also, when you're headed toward Airline on Clearview from which direction?

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            missmable Feb 1, 2008 08:31 AM

            Haha, I'm always terrible about directions. Headed towards Airline from Veterans. I'm pretty sure it's called Taqueria Sanchez. Like I said, it's tiny and easy to miss but right on the service road. They almost always have a taco truck parked next to it (at least at night when I've gone).

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              Juvu Feb 1, 2008 08:49 AM

              Is it that white and blue shack looking place?

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                roro1831 Feb 1, 2008 09:07 AM

                OK, my buddy said the there are two taco trucks out by the new Lowe's out on Elysian Fileds, that both have really good tongue tacos.
                He also mentioned a new mexican restaurant , which he could not remember the name of, but said is located in the same strip of stores that Angelo Bracatto (sp?) is in on Carrollton right by Canal St. which he said has excellent tongue tacos, not sure about the tripe though.

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                  cheesegrater Feb 1, 2008 12:53 PM

                  Thanks everybody will be check them all out after the weekend!!!!

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                    JerseyNOLA Feb 2, 2008 11:08 AM

                    We stopped at Taco San Miguel today. They have tounge tacos and tripe (Fri-Sat-Sun only)

                    Their new hours are 8 am - 6 PM Mon- Sat
                    close early Sunday

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                  missmable Feb 7, 2008 12:40 PM

                  I think so. I always go there at night so I'm not really paying attention to the building. And I confirmed, weekdays, open 'til 2, weekends, 24 hours.

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