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I'm starting to plan a taco tour of the east this summer and wonder are there any taco trucks in the urban New England areas. I know of one in Manchester, NH. Any in your area?

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  1. Providence has a taco truck or at least it used to.

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    1. re: bewley

      Where?

      1. re: Passadumkeg

        Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT had one as of last year when I worked downtown.

        1. re: kattyeyes

          Thanks, starting to get my route. Manchester, Nh to Providence to Hartford to Hew Haven to to Stamford ...

        2. re: Passadumkeg

          Providence: Taqueria Taconazo is a semi-truck, in that it's a taco truck that is now parked permanently and built out with an enclosed space to sit. But it's definitely still a taco truck in its facilities and in spirit. Find it on Valley St, in the same parking lot as the indoor Valley St flea market. It's some of the best, most passionate mexican cooking I've had. The sopes are highly recommended.

          1. re: celeriac

            Great, my trip down 95 is getting better all the time; maybe I should take Rt 1 for more chow adventure. Any idea what happened to Bolivian Restaurant on Chalkstone Ave? I stopped by Columbus Day weekeend and it was shut. I used to live in Bolivia and as on would imagine, the cuisine is a little hard to find.

      2. I beleive there are a few that park by the harbor in New Haven - - mostly on weekdays and lunch hours I think.......

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        1. re: few

          I just stopped there today - more trucks than I have noticed in the past - there were lots of people eating- had two yummy beef tacos for $2 (total) - but there was no menu and I wasn't sure what to order, in other words, I'm sure that they have lots of good stuff that I didn't know about - but definitely add the New Haven Taco trucks to your list - I think the exit is Sargent Drive - very near Ikea.

        2. There used to be one near downtown nashua. Been a few years since i went. Was on a side street near a playground if i recall correctly, couple streets away from main st.

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          1. re: hargau

            I loved the ones found in the Gorge area..wish Cape Cod had one for when I visit...

            1. re: phelana

              Where is the Gorge area pray tell?

            2. re: hargau

              The truck in Nashua is called Tacos Nayarit which I believe is somehow related to the truck in Manchester, NH. You'll find it on Pine St. between Ledge St. and West Hollis St., but lately it has to move a little each day, sometimes forced to park between buildings. Unfortunately the city recently converted the skateboard park into a parking lot which wiped out its ideal parking spot.

            3. drive down broad street in prov most any night...you will come across 7-10 trucks along the road. 3-4 of them have taco's.

              1. P - Here's a great tip from CHer Dave Cook: http://www.eatingintranslation.com/20...

                By the way, his blog is just filled with goodies, including taco trucks in Queens and so on - Have fun exploring!

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                1. re: fredid

                  Don Nacho has a taco truck which is parked right at the intersection of Barton and Dexter in Pawtucket. The quality started out amazingly, but I don't grab tacos there as much as before.

                  Also, you can call them and have them ready to pick up!

                  1. re: GabachaYucateca

                    Don Nacho is excellent and I think the best taco option in RI.

                  2. re: fredid

                    Fredid,

                    Thank you so much for this link! I am in NYC lots, and this blog is so well organized and helpful. Looks like there are some subway food trips in my future...

                  3. There's a couple along Rte. 28 in Lawrence, Ma from the Salem NH line down to methuen. Haven't tried them but I think they're called "Chimi" and "Antojito's". Try Tacos Lupita and Cafe Azteca while you're in town.
                    BTW, I just heard Helen's in Machias has gone downhill and the prices are WAAAY up. So much for an old friend...

                    1. I just noticed a taco truck on Main St. East Hartford across the street from Pratt & Whitney. No further update available.

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                      1. re: Waquoit

                        There are 2 in New Haven, parked along 95 at Long Wharf. I have heard good reports but never seem to be hungry when I drive by so cannot speak from personal experience.

                      2. One in Keene, NH. Papa's Tacos on Emerald Street. It shares a parking lot with a laundromat and is ironically situated across a side street from the local overpriced health-food store.

                        Nice owners (unless the tires of the truck have recently been slashed by bored hoodlums - it's happened once), good local clientele, and also the best cheap hamburger and natural casing hot dog in town in addition to their tacos. :-) Yup, they're real nice folk and seem to be there year-round.

                        1. Good morning! This Thursday's Hartford Courant ran a story about food carts in both Hartford (Bushnell Park) and New Haven (courtyard across the street from Yale-New Haven Hospital). "There are 20 to 30 carts to choose from...Ethiopian, Mexican, Thai, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Indian, hot dogs...and Bengali burritos."
                          http://www.courant.com/entertainment/...

                          When does your tour start, Passa?

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                          1. re: kattyeyes

                            Look out your window, I'm already there. I just sent out another tuition check to each U Maine and UT, when the kids are done, we're freeeee!
                            The Chow US Taco Tour and the World Chow Tour!

                          2. On long wharf in New Haven IXtapa #1. There are quite a few down there but have been eating at that one for years and the lengua is really good

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                            1. re: juicemann2

                              The exit off I-95 in New Haven is exit 46 heading North or South

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                              1. Not a truck, but Loco Coco's in Kittery Maine (right over the bridge from Portsmouth NH) is the best mexican i have ever had, including two trips to Mexico. The fish tacos in particular are superb, even if they aren't on wheels!

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                                1. re: j_cro

                                  Where in Kittery? My BIL lives there but doesn't like Mexican food. Maybe I need to take him there.

                                2. RE: Providence

                                  Parade Street right along the Armory Park in Providence on the West Side. Most warm afternoons there is at least one taco or chimi truck to feed the guys playing soccer in the park. I have only tried one which is in a converted RV but it has never disappointed. Basic well seasoned chicken/pork/charizou with a little bit of queso and some fresh onion and cilantro. Super cheap and super good. Nice people too.

                                  The other option as has been mentioned is Broad Street in Providence. Drive down there and there will be plenty of taco or chimi trucks as they are referred to. They may not all sell tacos though. But I am sure they are good.

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                                  1. re: wicked_pissah

                                    Pray tell, where on Broad Street? Broad Street is a long street!

                                    1. re: Scargod

                                      Broad Street is South Providence, RI. Plenty of trucks spread throughout this area at night.

                                      Pawtucket, RI - Don Jose' Taco Truck on Dexter and Barton Streets.