Tacos in St. Petersburg

Our bellies rumbled with hunger and made us drop everything and find food; we opted to search for tacos in St. Petersburg. My husband and I just bought a house in St. Petersburg, FL and was cruising around the neighborhood to pinpoint great food destinations. Having been to St. Pete numerous times, the Taco Bus always grabbed our attention. However, for most of those occasions, our daughter would be asleep in the backseat and it would be everyone’s worst nightmare to wake up a 4 year old.

Finally, here was our chance… Our daughter was in school for another three hours!


We couldn’t wait to taste what all of the hype was about. I expected something equivalent to Chipotle, but more authentic or… something that is a local best kept secret. Queue the gasp, what arrived on our taste buds wasn’t exactly flavorful delight.


My husband and I ordered the two taco meal (steak and chicken). It comes with rice/beans and a fountain drink.




The steak was equivalent to “steak in a can” if there is such a thing. The texture was chewy, almost like rubber, and without flavor. The chicken taco was definitely the best of the two. The color of the rice was deceiving as flavor was omitted in the recipe. Now the beans… I’d order just a bowl of that mush and would be good to go. Apparently all of the spices from the other components jumped into the pan with the beans.

I noticed other tables seemed to be enjoying something in a squeezable container that could be salsa. A sauce-like substance is definitely needed, maybe even required for this meal. This wasn’t openly offered to us, so I had to inquire. The salsa also isn’t visible, so be sure to ask for it!


I would suggest trying both of these at your own risk. I enjoy spicy seasonings, so to me the HOT wasn’t that hot. Again, try them at your own risk… These two products saved the day.

I don’t know, I just expected more from an eatery for tacos in St. Petersburg. Especially with a name advertising the goods.

Backing up a little bit, while waiting for our food to be delivered to our table, the music selection must have been on the rapper Pitbull’s station for Pandora.

Pitbull performs at the start of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas
Pitbull performs at the start of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (BILLBOARDAWARDS-SHOW)


Don’t quote me on the artist, and absolutely nothing against Pitbull. But the chosen sounds would not have been suitable for our 4 year old… or the “traditional” mother of the church. ”

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I won’t order the tacos again, but I will try the Sangria (displayed on a table ad) and the $5 burritos on Tuesdays.



There’s clearly something on the menu that keeps a continuos line at the Taco Bus. We have yet to find out what it is on our quest for tacos in St. Petersburg.

Tacos in St. Petersburg

Taco Bus

2324 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33712




5 thoughts on “Tacos in St. Petersburg

  1. Taco Bus is the burn out mexican food us USF Tampa kids eat on drunken nights or after football games haha Tampa has so much hispanic cuisine to offer! Im sorry you had a sketch experience with taco bus ha gotta try it at least once!


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