Tacos and food trucks are a marriage made in heaven. A bevy of ingredients and freshly cooked flavors gather easily on flour or corn tortillas handed through truck windows to hungry patrons.
Houston’s location between the land of Tex-Mex cuisine to the west and south and Cajun and Creole just over the eastern border in Louisiana makes it a hoppin’ ground for food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups of all types.
From traditional tacos to exciting fusions, find out what type of Houston taco trucks you can find in and around the city below.
And if you’re looking for taco truck catering, we make it easy to book the best vendors in the entire Houston area.
Serving up traditional Mexican street cuisine and Latin fusion foods, Los Tacos Hermanos is a favorite for tacos, nachos, and burritos.
You can choose from flour or white corn tortillas. Your choice will make this a gluten-free-friendly food stop. The taco combos come with Mexican rice and chipotle refried beans for a filling meal. Choose from carnitas, chorizo, ground beef, and shredded chicken for flavorful tacos, quesadillas, tortas, or burritos. Also, splurge on a side of nachos to share.
Los Tacos Hermanos is locally and family-owned and provides catering services. Between catering events, the truck shows up at local events and on roads. Like Katy Fwy or Post Oak Drive or in neighborhoods around Sharpstown.
Whether you have a corporate event or a big birthday party, Los Tacos Hermanos is one of our top choices for catering. Find out when the truck will be near you by following its Facebook page.
Best for: Catering
2. El Guajillo
From rice bowls to enchiladas Verdes, El Guajillo provides a comprehensive menu. The fresh cuisine is inspired by authentic fare in Morelia, Mexico.
That includes tacos, of course, and you can get a taco box. The box includes 3 corn tortilla tacos with your choice of meat. Meat options include pork, beef, and chicken. Tacos are then served tacos with a side of Spanish rice for good measure.
El Guajillo is often found at McIntyre Heights on 20th Street. When the food truck is parked in this location, there’s a strict 23 and up rule and no children are allowed. This truck is best for adults who want to enjoy delicious cuisine with their happy hour.
If you like what you find and want to share it with friends, family, or coworkers, El Guajillo is a solid bet for your next catering event.
Check out El Guajillo’s Facebook to find its calendar and other locations, such as Klein school, the Truck Yard, or the Museum of Fine Arts.
Best for: Catering, Extensive Menu Options
Start your chow session with fries covered in sausage and special sauce or mini taco bowls filled with meat. Then, move on to the main menu that has something for everyone in your friend group or family.
Stick with Mexican food favorites like empanadas and tacos or opt for a hot dog naked, dressed, or wrapped in bacon. According to Che’s website, people come for expected options like quesadillas and stay for the discada plate.
Hot or cold beverages, breakfast options, and a dessert menu that includes miniature cheesecake makes Che’s Latin Fusion truck a great stop for any meal or snack time.
Book the Che’s Latin Fusion truck for birthday parties, weddings, or other events. Or plan to stumble upon the truck as you explore areas near its frequent stops, which include locations like Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company and Under the Radar.
Best for: Desserts, Breakfast
Cinco De Mayo’s robust menu makes it a favorite for corporate and family events. Crunch into savory beef or chicken flautas, enjoy the cheesy goodness of quesadillas, or have as many tacos as you want your way. Cinco De Mayo serves up Texas-style and traditional tacos, and you can choose from corn or flour tortillas and a variety of meats and fillings.
Rice, beans, and chips in various formations create a plentiful sides list, and you can finish off the meal with churros for dessert. Cinco De Mayo is a locally owned and operated business, with a staff big enough to handle large events. Schedule the truck for an event through Roaming Hunger or check out current promos for savings on your favorite dishes.
The Cinco De Mayo food truck is mostly found on Little York Road near Coventry Meadows and in other locations. Follow the Facebook page to see this truck in action and get updates.
Best for: Large Event Catering
Fill your tummy with tacos after spending the morning looking for discount finds at Sunny Flea Market. The Taqueria Los 4 Brothers taco truck makes it easy to nom by offering a build-your-own tacos menu option. Get 5 tacos with your choice of meat and topping. Not feeling the crunch? This Houston food truck also offers burritos and gringas as well as tortas, tostados, and gorditas.
Taqueria Los 4 Brothers tends to set up shop at Sunny Flea Market or at 15103 Bellaire Blvd. in Houston.
Best for: Custom Tacos
Mingo’s Latin Kitchen may have great tacos — or they wouldn’t be on this list — but it’s also the place to find great fusion dishes from stuffed brisket empanadas to the El Flaco.
Save that second one for when you’re extra hungry because it’s your choice of meat on huge Hoagie bread, topped with one of this truck’s signature pico de gallo and house sauce options. Add on some greens and throw a side of fries in there, and you have a meal that might even be enough for two.
Mingo’s two taco trucks travel all around H-town, but you can often find them near the Shadow Glen neighborhood off of Highway Boulevard in Katy and in Downtown Houston a few blocks from Discovery Green.
Find out where Mingo’s two taco trucks head next and get updates on menu items and more on its Facebook page.
Best for: Fusion, Catering, Signature Dishes
Houston’s Pink Box is a great solution for corporate events and a creative option if you’re looking to feed people at a breast cancer awareness fundraiser. Whether you’re throwing a personal party or planning a big event, this Houston taco truck’s menu is sure to please.
Munch on tacos, quesadillas, sandwiches, nachos, and other fare. The pink tortillas or the pink nachos and quesadillas are a real crowd-pleaser and a unique addition to any event.
Visit the Pink Box’s Instagram page to find out where this Pearland-based food truck is slinging tacos today and get updates on new menu offerings and deals.
Best for: Large-Group Catering, Special Events
8. Yummy Dog
Yummy Dog food truck trailer is in the business of serving up scrumptious snacks and meals, especially the kind that sits well next to a microbrew or beer flight. You’ll find the signature hot dogs and other items, including tacos, from this Houston food truck near local breweries and brewpubs like Axelrad Beer Garden or Karbach Brewing Co.
Yummy Dog is also a great choice for catering a family-friendly event because tacos and hot dogs are the perfect choice to customize to fit the needs of picky toddlers or sophisticated adult palates. When it’s not hanging out in a beer garden or feeding partygoers at an event, this food truck is most likely found in the Timbergrove area.
Best for: Kid-Friendly Menu
Paco Y Nani’s is a pop-up catering trailer that offers a wide range of tacos and BBQ favorites. This taco truck is a best bet for vegetarians thanks to options like veggie bowls and vegetarian burritos, but the carnivores among you will have plenty of meat dishes to choose from too.
Standard and street tacos are available, as are a wide range of nachos and fusion finger foods like Tejano cheesesteaks and Mexican burgers. Don’t forget to sample at least one dish topped with Paco Y Nani’s award-winning chili.
Best for: Vegetarian Options, Fusion Cuisine
10. Happy Endings
If you’re looking for your next taco fix, look no further than the bright blue truck with a NSFW name. Happy Endings started as a food truck, branched out into large-event catering, and now there’s even a brick-and-mortar you can visit at the Winbern Mess Hall if you want to sit down and enjoy your meal instead of taking it to go.
Happy Endings specializes in signature dishes that blend multiple cuisines, such as its gourmet Asian fusion hotdog options and the homemade kimchi that tops the queso fries. Picky eaters and those with children can take advantage of the Plain Jane for more simple fare that still packs plenty of flavor.
Happy Endings’ food truck is available for catering events of all kinds and sizes, but if you’re craving something for just yourself, you can usually find the truck around the University of Houston campus.
Keep up with Happy Endings’ calendar of events to time your next taco break.
Best for: Large-Event Catering, Korean Fusion
La Coqueta by Taco Nene dishes up authentic Mexican food from two locations. Find them next to a gas station on E. Wallisville Road in Highlands or near Lake Houston Forest behind The Axe throwing facility.
This Texas-based company adds enough local flavoring to the food to make tastebuds happy, and it slings tacos big enough to live up to the infamous Texas motto. Alongside regular favorites, patrons of Taco Nene can put specialty menu items like savory beef tongue sandwiches or Mexican pork BBQ to the test.
Get more information about current menus, specials, and locations on the Instagram page for Taco Nene.
12. Taco Salsa
Taco Salsa is normally located on Alief Clodine right off the Westpark Tollway across from Brays Bayou Park and green area. Work up a hunger on the biking or walking trails before stopping at this Houston taco truck for all your favorites.
Corn or flour tacos filled with beef, chicken, or pastor top the menu, and you can also choose quesadillas, burritos, tortas, gorditas, and other spicy and savory dishes.
Follow the Taco Salsa truck on Facebook to keep up with specials, any change in location, and the recipes this food truck brings to ensure the spirit of every day can be Taco Tuesday.
Best for: Family-Friendly Fare, Large Event Catering
13. Taco Planet
Taco Planet is one of the best Houston food trucks for late-night snack times, especially as it sometimes teams up with other local businesses to provide cocktails and tacos. You’ll find this taco truck in neighborhoods such as The Heights and Washington Corridor on a regular basis.
Whether you’re craving the breakfast goodness of an egg taco or want some vegetarian fare such as a garden quesadilla, Taco Planet has a menu that pleases. And, of course, you can get a wide variety of tacos including a butter chicken taco that’s topped with diced onions and cilantro.
Find out where the Taco Planet food truck is likely to be next on its Facebook page.
Best for: Late-Night and Early-Morning Taco Runs
Taco Truck Catering in Houston
Want to bring a taco truck to your next event? Roaming Hunger has you covered with the best food trucks in H-Town. Whether you’re planning a Mexican-inspired birthday or hosting a taco-themed event, check out how we can get you Houston food truck catering.