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Tex-Mex food truck in midtown

ttaco2Recently, I sampled the food truck fare over at Tex’s Taco who park over in midtown on Thursdays around lunchtime (near the Shell gas station off Peachtree Street and the Buford Highway split).

I purchased the chicken fresca and carne asada (steak) tacos made with flour tortillas and heavily dressed with lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo (served on the chicken) and guacamole (served on the steak).

Ttaco1To be frank, I am biased towards simpler tacos that come on small corn tortillas with a smattering of diced onions and cilantro. The carne asada was overwhelmingly salty, and the gloppy chicken fresca didn’t leave a lasting impression.

The Tex-Mex taco truck also offers a few other tacos, quesadillas and lime-flavored fries that I have yet to try.

Have you tried Tex’s Taco? What do you think?

by Gene Lee, Food and More blog

27 comments Add your comment

G

December 23rd, 2011
7:11 pm

Nope, I haven’t. So I think you should try them again for me.

Mike

December 23rd, 2011
8:09 pm

Love their tacos.I prefer “full” tacos that I feel I am getting my money’s worth with and Tex delivers. The Lime Fries Rock! Definitely give those a try.

John

December 24th, 2011
7:12 am

I agree completely with your assessment. Yumbi is no better, and I don’t understand why some truck can’t offer a better product. Maybe part of the problem is that most customers would not recognize a better taco.

Doug

December 24th, 2011
7:39 am

I haven’t eaten there but I think John has a point. Atlanta does not have a well-developed palate. I mean, look at the lines that form for the goop and glop they call food at the Flyin’ Biscuit.

EJ

December 24th, 2011
8:09 am

Me like tacos.

Baltisraul

December 24th, 2011
12:05 pm

Doug…..I agree on the Flyin’ Biscuit. Very, very average food!

Why it's a Ruger, thank you

December 25th, 2011
2:09 pm

Taco’s outside the Shell station? Don’t you think that’s some information I would’ve liked to know? I like tacos. You invited Eric? I thought Eric gave you the creeps? BZZZZZ “Oh, yeah… hey.”

I am a fan

December 25th, 2011
3:09 pm

I love their Tacos! I was skeptical at first eating off a truck – but they are fantastic and come by my office in Alpharetta from time to time. I reccomend Tex’s Tacos to my friends all the time now.

Sluggo

December 25th, 2011
3:18 pm

Tex’s Tacos truck delivers decent street food. Nothing more or less. The Limes fries rock,as a refreshing bonus.

Tip your hat to them,for carving out a this notch,that has not been explored in many years.

Viva… La Food Truck

Mike

December 25th, 2011
3:41 pm

I like them; a good choice in an otherwise boring food choice near Ivan Allen.

Edward

December 25th, 2011
3:41 pm

I think it depends on your expectations. Are they “real” tacos? No. Are they tasty, different, made with quality ingredients, and convenient? Most definitely.

Steve

December 25th, 2011
3:44 pm

They came up to my office in Alpharetta.

The Tacos were alright but not for the price. I could not believe how much they were charging. For two tacos I could have had a full meal with cheese dip and a drink at a place like Los Bravos or Frontera.

Some people will try to go the ‘I am elite’ route like beer drinkers tend to do, but these Taco’s are not even what an elitist would write home about.

Ruger – LMAO!

HARDWORKINGAL

December 25th, 2011
5:05 pm

So, we’re down to rating roach coaches now, are we?

Fred

December 25th, 2011
5:23 pm

Doug

December 24th, 2011
7:39 am

I haven’t eaten there but I think John has a point. Atlanta does not have a well-developed palate. I mean, look at the lines that form for the goop and glop they call food at the Flyin’ Biscuit.
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How many people do you personally know who are actually FROM Atlanta. Born and raised here? It’s not us who “vote” that crap at the flying biscuit as “best biscuit in Atlanta.” I hope if i ever serve anyone crap like that and try to pass it off as a real biscuit or “Southern Food” that someone will gut me with a dull knife and leave me on the floor to bleed out slowly and painfully. If my grandma had EVER made biscuits that crappy I would have slapped her. And she would have thanked me.

Alabama Jack

December 25th, 2011
5:38 pm

Fred. I agree. My sweet wife cooks anything I ever want from traditional southern to Italian, Chinese, Mexican or California – better than any restaurant food. The only time we eat out is to give her a break and for desserts which are difficult to make for just two people. Otherwise, I eat at home and love it. And for work week lunch, leftovers from home…

bill

December 25th, 2011
5:43 pm

I am new here and have enjoyed some dishes at Flying Biscuit but I never have liked their biscuits..and never considered them true southern food, just a semi healthy spot

So where does one go to find a good authentic biscuit?

W

December 25th, 2011
8:00 pm

If you like corn tortillas why didn’t you get the tacos with them instread of flour?

Seems that may have been a better strategy…

Personally, I like the tacos, especially the pastor.. Lime fries are the heat too

Mikey

December 26th, 2011
10:18 am

Ermm, because they don’t offer corn tortillas genius

Funky Cold Medina

December 26th, 2011
11:00 am

Bill, IMO, owhere in the ATL can you find a classic southern biscuit, but if you are ever traveling in NE GA…Try the Batesville General Store on 197 N..about 8 miles S of Lake Burton or Stoney’s 389 Washington St, Clarkesville, GA 30523..both are the real deal

W

December 26th, 2011
6:02 pm

Yes, they do Mikey.

Fred

December 26th, 2011
7:05 pm

Mikey: You can almost ALWAYS assume that if you are a gringo any Mexican Joint is going to default to giving you flour tortilla’s instead of corn. They won’t even ask if you want corn.

Chris

December 27th, 2011
2:52 pm

The pastor is okay, though they’re always out, but the chicken is bland. I like the lime fries though.

Boses

December 27th, 2011
3:32 pm

I have looked for simpler tacos that come on small corn tortillas with a smattering of diced onions and cilantro, but I cannot find any. Suggestions?

Mikey

December 27th, 2011
8:26 pm

No, they don’t W.

Sunny

December 29th, 2011
1:37 pm

I think most of you are missing the fact that this is TEX-MEX, not authentic Mexican fare. There is a huge difference as Tex-Mex is more Americanized and made to be more filling. While I haven’t tried this truck, the photos look great to this Texan.

Bob

December 30th, 2011
10:46 am

Flying Biscuit used to be decent, before they franchised out under the Moe’s umbrella. If you want to start talking about crappy tacos, we can throw Moe’s into the ring. Their food is terrible.

Tex’s is okay – not great, not awful.

Susan

December 30th, 2011
11:27 am

Fagan’s biscuits are very good off 141. Also Scratch biscuits on Hwy 9 in Alpharetta.