2014 Food Truck Taco Of The Year Contest

It’s hard to believe that the mobile food industry has been on the national stage for nearly six years now. When a young LA chef named Roy Choi came up with the idea of taking the the traditional taco and combining it with flavors from Korea. Choi’s Kogi truck became an instant success and since then has sparked many young culinary entrepreneurs to attempt to match this success around the world.

El Gastro Vagabundo

Taco trucks are typically the first type of food truck to enter a market when its laws are modified to allow food trucks to operate on their streets. Besides the traditional Mexican style, there have been many types of fusion styled tacos attempted, some have failed, but many more have succeeded.

Because of this, we started a contest last year to find out which food truck was serving our readers favorite taco.

We had many complaints that some areas of the country famous for their tacos because there were no food trucks represented in the final 10. Ultimately that was not our choice, but our readers (and why the first stage of our contests are always so important). When the dust cleared and the votes were counted the El Gastronomo Vagabundo from Ontario, Canada was declared our winner.

So today we are starting our search for the best in 2014.

This contest will open today and will be run in two stages. For the next two weeks (we will accept emails submitted by 12 PM Central Time on Friday February 21, 2014)  we will give our readers to submit their choices via email at: contest@mobile-cuisine.com, and once the data is collected, we will open a poll (Monday February 24, 2014) to allow voting from the top 10 email submissions.


To be eligible for the final poll, the food truck needs to have opened before January 2014 and must regularly serve the taco dish from their truck, cart or trailer. The ingredients of the taco can be any combination of flavors (traditional or fusion), or cuisine and the taco can be served in a hard or soft shell. The trucks can be located in any country so feel free to submit choices from outside of North America.

We look forward to receiving your submissions. Food truck owners are free to submit their own trucks for consideration and voters may vote as often as you wish. The only request we have is that you submit one entry at a time and include the name of the truck, the taco name as well as the city  or area the food truck operates in.

So let the voting begin. And remember, vote early and vote often.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)


Your Message

2017-03-31T08:41:19+00:00 By |Contest|

About the Author:

Mobile Cuisine is the complete online resource destination for the mobile food industry. We are dedicated to delivering our faithful readers every must-read street food, food truck, food cart and food stand story bubbling up across the Web, along with exclusive news, interviews, and amazing photos.


  1. ivonne jacome Feb 19, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I’m vote 4 tacos veracruz

  2. […] Somewhere in a locked glass case there’s a beautiful shiny trophy with our name on it. It’s lloyd. And that trophy’s ours! It’s all part of a North American contest for best taco served from a truck held by Mobile Cuisine. […]

  3. Mobile Cuisine Feb 24, 2014 at 9:25 am

    […]part 1 of our 2014 best food truck taco contest[…]

  4. Michael Im Feb 24, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I vote for Lloyd Taco Truck!

  5. Connie Capuano Feb 24, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I vote lloyd taco truck

  6. Vito Feb 25, 2014 at 9:27 am

    El gastro

  7. Amy Feb 25, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    What the Fork

  8. Ian Feb 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Lloyd Taco Truck – Buffalo, NY

  9. kathi davis Feb 25, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    what the fork

  10. Dennis Feb 25, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    The best is Lloyd’s Taco Trucks!

  11. Lynn Feb 26, 2014 at 11:05 am

    What the Fork!

  12. Jim Bostamonte Feb 26, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Dia de los Tacos —- the best!

  13. Jennifer Feb 27, 2014 at 11:05 am

    What the Fork! OMG! They are incredible!

  14. Jacob L. Feb 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Dia De Los Tacos not only is it delicious but the service is great and the people are friendly

  15. Joanne Feb 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    What the Fork, hands down!

  16. Michele Abu Zallat Feb 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    What The Fork

  17. Bandit Feb 28, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Dia de los Tacos

  18. Joey Mar 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    What The Fork – Pulled Pork Tacos!!!!!!!!

  19. Steve Mar 2, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Dia de los Tacos; Outstanding food and closer than you are to Ishpeming!

  20. Jeff Quinn Mar 3, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Lloyd’s Taco Truck all the way

  21. Nancy Mar 3, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Dia de los Tacos !!!!!!

  22. Big Jeanne Mar 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Lloyd Taco Trucks rock.

  23. Jessica Wolf Mar 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Dia del Los tacos

  24. Jean Marie Mar 3, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    What the fork

  25. twodioz Mar 4, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Lloyd’s taco truck, bflo, ny. All the way!!

  26. Jenn Mar 4, 2014 at 9:29 am

    What the Fork Truck!!! Quit forkin around!

  27. Robert Mar 4, 2014 at 10:44 am

    voting for Dia de los Tacos

  28. April Wilcox Mar 4, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Lloyd taco truck! Amazing

  29. Amy Mar 5, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I vote for Dia de los Tacos

  30. Leslie day Mar 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    What the fork!

  31. Jennifer Wilson Mar 10, 2014 at 6:28 am

    What the Fork!

  32. Patricia Mar 11, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Nothing compares to Lloyds. Lloyds Hands Down!!!

  33. Mary Mar 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Lloyd is the best!

  34. edgar Mar 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Lloyd Taco Truck – Buffalo, NY

  35. sue seymour Mar 13, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Do a De los tacos

  36. Pam's Mar 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Lloyd’s is closest thing to Texas authentic in the Great White North! Say it with me, LLOYD’S TACO TRUCK!!!

  37. Greg H. Mar 15, 2014 at 6:34 am

    The Mobile cuisine master in Buffalo NY is:

    Lloyd’s Taco Truck

  38. Leah Mar 21, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Voting for lloyd’s- love the bean tacos!

Leave A Comment