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The Top 5 Taco Trucks in Houston

The Top 5 Taco Trucks in Houston Homepage

Our Criteria 

Menu: We considered taco trucks with a variety of options on the menu. A good taco truck should serve a variety of different types of tacos as well as other filling food items like burritos, quesadillas, etc.
Employees: At all the taco trucks we selected, we chose employees who demonstrated efficiency because the taco truck business can be demanding due to the overwhelming number of customers.
Reliability: Not all taco trucks stay in one spot, so we considered businesses that are reliable when communicating where they will next be. 
Freshness: Because taco trucks are often on the road, it may be hard to keep the food fresh. Therefore, we selected taco trucks that serve fresh and authentic meals on the go.

1. Noah Tacos 

Noah Tacos Homepage

Services: Fresh Tacos, Tortas, Quesadillas, Burritos, Elote and Beverages

Address: 3513 Hillcroft St. Houston, TX 

Contact Details: 7133919582

Operating Hours: Monday: 9 AM to 5 PM

         Tuesday – Sunday: 9 AM to 11 PM

Google Reviews Score4.9/5
Yelp Reviews Score5/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency5/5


  • Delicious simple street tacos
  • Fresh tortillas 
  • Great elotes 


  • Vegetarian options not on menu
  • Call in advance for accurate location

Noah Tacos provides spicy fresh tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and tortas that many customers we spoke to claim are a must try. 

Because Noah Tacos relocates often, we called in advance to confirm the location. The owner of Noah Tacos was pleasant and helpful in providing us with directions to locate their truck easily. 

For starters, his taco truck was well decorated, clean, and easy to spot from afar. The price was also reasonable, starting at two dollars for a taco. 

The menu contained a variety of classic options such as quesadillas, tortas, and elotes. 

Although we did not see any vegetarian options on the menu, the owner informed us that he could adapt and make any order vegetarian.

After much internal debate, because everything looked good, we settled for trying Noah’s chicken and beef tacos and his elotes. 

Despite the red and green chili sauces provided being a little spicy, they contributed to the delicious yet simple street tacos. 

Not only were the tortillas fresh, but the cilantro, avocado, and diced onions were also fresh. 

Furthermore, the elotes at Noah Tacos were the perfect mix of spicy and salty. We liked how the corn was not drenched in butter either, but we could still taste the flavor lingering in every bite.

2.  La Esquina 

La Esquina Homepage

Services: Tacos, Burritos, Beer and other Mexican food items are served 

Address: East End Backyard

Contact Details: 832-955-3118

Operating Hours: Monday: Closed  

         Tuesday – Friday: 5 PM to 10 PM

                    Saturday: 12 PM to 9 PM

                    Sunday: 12 PM to 7 PM

Google Reviews Score4.8/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score5.0/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score Consistency4.7/5


  • Flavorful tortas & carne asada tacos
  • Photo op for customers 
  • Outdoor seating


  • Long wait time
  • Expensive prices

Customers who frequent La Esquina boast that they provide no-frills Mexican tacos. Some, though, have remarked on the long wait times and the dryness of the tacos they received. 

Upon visiting La Esquina for ourselves, we were surprised that even though there was no line when we went, the wait time for our food was still approximately 40 minutes. 

By the way, the prices were higher than we expected. Our total reached over $70 after ordering a few tacos, a torta, and a burrito. 

Despite this, La Esquina has a cute outside seating area and a photo op for customers to use. We saw many customers taking selfies in front of La Esquina’s photo op with their orders.

Furthermore, we appreciated how the girl at the window came out to constantly check on us while we waited for our order. She even apologized for the delay due to the preparation time. 

Our torta and burrito were flavorful, and they didn’t skimp on the meat. As for the carne asada tacos we had, they hit the spot when we squeezed lime and salsa over the cilantro and the meat. 

So while we recommend the long forty-minute wait as being worth it for the quality of the food, the overall price makes the wait debatable.

3. El Taconazo 

El Taconazo Homepage

Services: Carne Asada Street Tacos, Quesadillas, Plate Specials, and Fajitas 

Address: 4003 Fulton St Houston, TX 77009 

Contact Details: 832-989-4472

Operating Hours:  Sunday – Thursday: 9AM–12AM

Friday & Saturday:  9AM–2:30AM

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5


  • Open late at night
  • Juicy carne asada tacos
  • Double corn tortillas


  • Long line
  • Undercooked quesadillas 
  • Cash only 

El Taconazo is a not-so-hidden gem in North Houston right off of Fulton. Don’t let the location or the line scare you off, though. 

Customers have bragged to us about their carne asada street tacos and the simple classic choices on their menu. They even offer lengua and barbacoa tacos

Since they stayed open late at night, we went around 10 PM to try to beat the lines. Unfortunately, there still was a long line, but the line moved quickly.

We ordered fajitas, quesadillas, and some tacos. Note we had to ask for beans and toppings like cilantro and onions because they are not included with the tacos or quesadillas. 

The fajitas were flavorful, and the corn tortillas were soft and flaky. 

Additionally, the avocado salsa provided paired well with the juicy carne asada street tacos. The street tacos also came with double corn tortillas, so eating them without the filling falling out was easy. 

However, we were disappointed with the quesadillas because they use small corn tortillas with a small amount of cheese. 

Also, the quesadillas were slightly undercooked, as the cheese could have been melted more. 

By the way, they do not accept credit/debit cards. Cash only!

4. Taco Planet 

Taco Planet Homepage


Address: 1411 Westheimer Rd Houston TX 7006 

Contact Details: +1 281 760 6458

Operating Hours: Monday: 4 PM to 12 AM

         Tuesday: 4 PM to 12 AM

         Wednesday to Saturday: Closed

                    Sunday: 12 PM to 6 PM

Google Reviews Score4.8/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.9/5
Total Reviews4.9/5
Score Consistency4.8/5


  • Delicious butter chicken tacos
  • Car side service
  • Open till midnight 


  • Cash or Zelle only 
  • Small tacos 

Taco Planet serves tacos with a twist of flavors. That’s what we heard and what we found for ourselves. 

Many customers we spoke to raved about the butter chicken tacos and the butter chicken quesadilla, stating the combination of flavors is truly out of this world. 

Others had nothing but good things to say about their steak tacos and loved the added aspect of car side service.

True to the claims, their car side customer service was convenient and quick. Even though we were in our car, there was still a long line because they stayed open till midnight.

We ordered their butter chicken tacos, butter chicken quesadillas, and their steak tacos. All were delivered to our car window within less than twenty minutes.

Although the tacos are a bit pricey for the portion size, a taco with all the fixings costs $3.50. Do note that they accept cash or Zelle only. 

Additionally, the delicious, addicting flavors of their butter chicken tacos and quesadillas make it worth the extra dollar compared to normal street tacos. 

Moreover, their steak tacos combined with their smooth, creamy green salsa left our taste buds dancing on the moon. 

As these are street tacos, the tortillas are small—a good excuse to order more.

5. El Gato (Food Truck) 

El Gato (Food Truck) Homepage

Services: Fresh Mexican Tacos 

Address: 6233 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77057

Contact Details: +1713438846

Operating Hours: Monday: 6 PM – 2:30 AM

                    Tuesday – Sunday: 8 AM to 4 PM

        6:30 PM to 2 AM

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.9/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score Consistency4.9/5


  • Central Mexico dishes
  • Spicy salsa verde 
  • The Machete speciality 


  • Long lines
  • Cash only

El Gato has won the hearts of locals for providing tacos that hit the spot. People warned us that there would be a long line no matter what day we went.

The claims are true, there was no escaping the long line, but it moved quickly. 

As they specialize in dishes from central Mexico, we had to try their specialty dish, the Machete. The Machete consists of a handmade corn tortilla filled with Oaxaca cheese and any choice of meat. 

We ended up choosing a mixture of their fajitas and al pastor. To top it, we added radishes, onions, lemon slices, and their salsa verde, which was deliciously spicy. 

The combination of the al pastor and the Oaxaca cheese paired well with the spicy salsa verde. Additionally, we tried their torta, which also had Oaxaca cheese in it. 

Moreover, we liked the variety of grilled vegetables, chilis, and meat mixture that made up the torta filling. 

As for the tacos we tried, they were average street tacos. However, we were able to customize them to add to the flavor. We ordered extra cilantro and their salsa verde to drizzle on top. 

The downside of coming to El Gato, though, is that they only accept cash. 


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