Vote For The 2014 Food Truck Taco Of The Year

Seafood, Korean, and traditional tacos being served from a food truck were the bulk of the nearly 2,000 votes cast in part 1 of our 2014 best food truck taco contest started 2 weeks ago. And today we are proud to announce our Top 15 and opening up part two.

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We received votes from around the world, but for this poll we could only select the food trucks with the 15 most votes submitted. We will be running this poll for the next two weeks and will close it out on Friday, March 14st at 12 PM (midnight) Central Time. The winning truck will be profiled here at Mobile Cuisine and will hold the title of Best Food Truck Taco for 2014.

This years contestants are:

Baja Taco Truck – Boston, MA @BajaTacoTruck

BC Tacos – Broward County, FL @BCTaco

Box of Chacos – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @boxofchacos

Dia de los Tacos – Marquette, MI @tacosmqt

El Gastronomo Vagabundo – St Catharines, Ontario @elgastronomo

Fat Cactus – Austin, TX @fatcactusatx

Happy’s Taco Shop – Boyne City, MI @happystacoshop

Indios Carbonsitos – Kansas City, KS @indioscrbnstos

Jefe’s Original Fish Taco and Burger – Miami, FL @jefesoriginal

Lloyd Taco Truck – Buffalo, NY @whereslloyd

Taceaux Loceaux – New Orleans, LA @TLNola

Taco Lassi – Indianapolis, IN @tacolassi

What The Fork – Scranton, PA @WTForkTruck

Woody’s Taco Island – Baltimore, MD @WoddysTacos

Yayo’s OMG – Nashville, TN @yayosomg

Poll is closed!

Please note, if you have issues voting with the polling software, you can submit your vote to We will only allow one vote per individual and from time to time, the software can block users from voting based on their ip address.

2017-03-31T08:41:17+00:00 By |Contest|

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  1. Teri Lynn Feb 24, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I vote for Dia Delos Tacos and The Carmen!

  2. Nancy Kareka Feb 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

    What the Fork

  3. Judy Booth Feb 24, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    The Carmen is a great taco!

  4. Linda Jensen Feb 24, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    El Gastronomo Vagabundo continue to be No. 1… They led the way with their gourmet food truck arpproximately 4 years ago in the St. Catharines, Ontario Niagara Region and since their inception their popularity continues to grow with hundreds of followers. Their food is always fresh and delicious. Keep up the good work.

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  6. JTW Feb 24, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Box Of Chacos is off the chain good! Gourmet ingredients like duck,short ribs and tempura shrimp not to mention their crazy Thanksgiving Turkey Tacos. This chef has it figured out!

  7. carly maly Feb 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Lloyd taco trucks for the win!!!

  8. Michael corson Feb 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    My vote for the food truck taco goes to Yayo’s O.M.G.

  9. Bob Swanson Feb 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Dia de Los Tacos is the best

  10. Mike Feb 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Let’s hear it for Dia de los Tacos ~ Marquette, MI

  11. Teri Feb 24, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Voting for Happy’s Taco Shop! Always fresh and always creative.

  12. Anna Hope Feb 24, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Dia de los Tacos – the Carmen

  13. Craig B Feb 24, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Dia de los Tacos – the best tacos in the north!

  14. Brandon G. Feb 24, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Since the addition of the new Buffalo State College Lloyd’s Taco Truck, Buffalo Rocks!

  15. Chino Benttito Feb 24, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Dia De Los Tacos not only has the best taco in the north, but they have also donated time and product to causes in their local area.

  16. Bink Stevens Feb 24, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Taceaux Loceaux is LEGIT!!!

  17. Patty Feb 24, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    What The Fork!!!

  18. Kelly Koetje Feb 24, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Dia de los Tacos, Marquette, MI….Best tacos around!!!!!

  19. Andrew Feb 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    BC TACO FOR THE WIN. Nothing tops the gatherer! Let alone the constantly diverse and surprising specialties! Good luck Brett

  20. Cara Mitchell Feb 24, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    #whereslloyd I find myself searching for Lloyd all too often! Buffalo loves Lloyd tacos.

  21. Murphy Feb 25, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Two words …


  22. Rosalie B Feb 25, 2014 at 7:34 am

    El Gastronomo Vagabundo – St Catharines, Ontario is amazing!

  23. Melissa Feb 25, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Lloyd Taco Truck from Buffalo, NY

  24. Sharon Feb 25, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Vote for Indios in Kansas City

  25. Keith Glendon Feb 25, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Dia De Los Tacos is a delightful FreshMex on wheels slinging the greatest tacos to be found in the north. A fantastic small-town story of the entrepreneurial spirit and making an awesome turnaround out of a challenge in life – the Dia De Los Tacos story is more than just great tacos; it’s inspiration to dream and to do.

  26. Kaylynn Feb 25, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Vote Lloyd Taco Truck. Because what other taco truck makes a healthy Big Mac Burrito?!!

  27. Jorge Oakes Feb 25, 2014 at 9:47 am

    What no one from Chicago on this list. My vote is for The Calle Wagon Food truck. Biased opinion but, what city has better Mexican food then Chicago.

  28. Dan Feb 25, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Just went to nashville just for the Mahi Mahi tacos bc they are Omg Delicios!!!! When im in Tennesse Yayos is my Go to for delicious Tacos i wish they were in Miami

  29. Judith Feb 25, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Happys Taco, Boyne City, MI has the best fried avacado tacos and their chicken sausage taco is awesome. Their topping and tacos are enique creations.Drake and Drew are super friendly too!

  30. Amanda Feb 25, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Chef Yayo of Yayo’s OMG makes the best tacos anywhere, authentic Mexican with a modern twist! full of flavor and fresh ingredients. Culinary creativity at its best!

  31. Mike Durbin Feb 25, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Best tasting taco’s ever!!!

  32. Danielle Brazen Feb 25, 2014 at 11:38 am

    What the Fork!!

  33. James Feb 25, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    What the Fork!!! Candy sauce is to die for

  34. Carter Feb 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    LLoyd’s Taco Truck is AMAZING!

  35. Suli Feb 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    You want to try the BEST Mahi Mahi fish tacos !??? Then make a stop in Nashville TN, @ Yayo’s OMG .. Their food is delicious , fresh , yummy 🙂 !! And the customer service A++ .. Real Mexican flavor in every bite !!

  36. Suli Feb 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    You want to try the Best Mahi Mahi tacos ?? Then you have to stop in Nashville TN, @ Yayo’s OMG !! Chef Yayo makes the most delicious, yummy , fresh tacos i have ever tasted 🙂 Their customer service A++ .. Real Mexican flavor in every bite !!

  37. Lynda Feb 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    What the Fork!!!!

  38. Samara Feb 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Chef Yayo you Rock! Real Gourmet tacos

  39. Gerko Feb 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Dia De Los Tacos is my favorite taco truck!

  40. audrey marlow Feb 25, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    vote: Lloyd Taco Truck – Buffalo, NY @whereslloyd

  41. Laura H Feb 25, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    What The Fork, Scranton: Great food, Great name!!

  42. Mike Puckett Feb 25, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    What the Fork!

  43. Eric Feb 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    What The Fork!

  44. Courtney Feb 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Fat Cactus all the way!! The most unique, delicious tacos served on Navajo Frybread. All made from scratch, mom and pop stand!

  45. Darren Feb 25, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Dia de los Tacos is amazing! Fresh ingredients. Tender meat. Each part speaks for itself.

  46. Dennis Liimatta Feb 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    If you haven’t had the Carmen from Dia de Los Tacos, your frame of reference is off! This taco rules!!!

  47. Roo Sinski Feb 25, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    The best tacos come ONLY from Dia De Los Tacos.

  48. Sandi Feb 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    What the fork!

  49. joe fanara Feb 25, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I vote for Lloyd Taco Truck – Buffalo, NY!

  50. Deb Feb 25, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Lloyd Taco Truck loves Buffalo and we love Lloyd’s taco’s … Bursting with craving flavor !

  51. Gennaro Feb 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Bravo to the Lloyd Taco Truck who makes the best taco in Buffalo!

  52. Toivo Yoopamaki Feb 25, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    There is probably only one food truck in the world that people will stand in line, day or night during the dead of winter in far below zero weather and that is Dia de los Tacos in Marquette, Mi!

  53. Jack Feb 26, 2014 at 1:19 am

    What is a Carmen?

  54. ANGELIQUE Feb 26, 2014 at 1:24 am

    LLOYD’s, there is just no other!

    if you are in the Buffalo area, find them at #whereslloyds
    They are terrific and the tacos…Just try one and you will see why they are loved!!

  55. Mike Walker Feb 26, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Keep the Dia de los Tacos votes coming in!!!

    We love you guys!

  56. Rich&sommer mitchell Feb 26, 2014 at 8:25 am

    What the Fork

  57. Tracy M Feb 26, 2014 at 8:51 am

    What the Fork! YUMMMMMMMM!!!

  58. trey Feb 26, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Fat Cactus! Best taco, hands down. Of course, it’s in Austin, TX!

  59. C.C Feb 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

    What The Fork … Yummmmmmy pork tacos!

  60. Christopher G. Feb 26, 2014 at 11:26 am

    What’s the Fork’s Pork Tacos FTW!

  61. Chrissy Feb 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    LLOYD IS BY FAR THE BEST!!! Buffalonians will travel anywhere for Lloyd. Always makes me happy to see that big green truck

  62. Anna Feb 26, 2014 at 3:08 pm


  63. Paulo Tejeiro Feb 26, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    The best tacos in USA @yayo’s OMG !!

  64. andrea romero Feb 26, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Yayo’s o.m.g is the best for ever thank you o.m.g

  65. Linda C Feb 26, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    What the Fork is the best!!

  66. Reggie Feb 26, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    What the Fork! Good food dood.

  67. Kim Feb 26, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    My vote and everyone’s vote should be LLOYD TACO TRUCK !!!! Go Teddy!

  68. Pittston Feb 27, 2014 at 9:02 am

    What The Fork!

  69. Amie Feb 27, 2014 at 10:33 am


  70. Jeff Howitt Feb 27, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Dia De Los Tacos in Mighty Marquette Michigan. I recently drove from Detroit to eat them (and explore some ice caves!)!

  71. Peggy Potter Feb 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Lloyd Taco Truck, Buffalo, NY !!!!!

  72. CB Feb 27, 2014 at 11:43 am


  73. Dia de los Tacos are the finest ever. The Salma is my Fav. Feb 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Dia de Los Tacos are a joy to have around in this town. They have great food with local ingredients served with a smile.

  74. Marilyn C Feb 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    The food and service at LLOYD’s Taco Truck is the best by far. Great customer service.

  75. mean jean Feb 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Luv Cara B !

  76. Erin Feb 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm


  77. Luke G Feb 27, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I stand in -30 wind chills for Dia de Los Tacos!

  78. Olivia Feb 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I’m from California and I’ve been to Mexico, but the Baja Taco Truck in Boston has the best darn burrito I’ve ever had in my life. Sabroso with guac for life!

  79. […] Honourable Mentions: Dan Ackroyd was spotted sampling shellfish at Rock Lobster; Ben Mulroney loves the tuna tacos at One; and Bar Isabel celebri-chef Grant van Gameren is moonlighting as a model for Roots. Also, St. Catherines food truck El Gastronomo Vagabondo has been nominated alongside 14 U.S. trucks for the title of 2014 Food Truck Taco of the Year. (They’re currently in 5th place—vote them up here.) […]

  80. Kelli Feb 28, 2014 at 3:16 pm


  81. Lolo Feb 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Dis de los. Anything made in the U.P. is da best! 🙂

  82. Christi G Feb 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Yayo’s OMG is the best!! Their food is AMAZING! Saw them on food network and just had to try their food!!

  83. Jo knack Feb 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Dia de Los tacos rock !

  84. Ty S Mar 1, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Dia de los Tacos in Marquette all the way!

  85. GrandPa Leapin' Bear Mar 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Ok, by now, everyone knows that Pete, Christopher & Teddy (& crews) have CHANGED THE CULTURE of a ridiculously “slow-on-the-uptake” city of Buffalo! Now let’s be fair, there are maybe a few other trucks & owners who are doing nice things…….but LLOYD is so “Out of this World” you need to put a trip to the “Queen City of the Lakes,” Nickel City, Buffalo, NY on your “bucket-list,” & find one of their three (3) trucks…..where’ I rest my case!!!!

  86. Erik F Mar 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm


  87. Carolyn Mar 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Lloyd Taco Truck in Buffalo is the best!

  88. Kelly Koetje Mar 3, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Love me some Dia de los Tacos! Marquette, MI

  89. Nannie C Mar 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Definitely Lloyd’s Taco in Buffalo. You’ve never had a burrito or taco like theirs – they have a cult following here, and for good reason. Their food is always fresh, super flavorful and just the right mix of spicy deliciousness. And they’re all really friendly. We’re lucky to have a lot of great, fresh, hand-crafted artisanal food here in Buffalo, but Lloyd’s takes the prize for mobile offerings. First Prize to Lloyd’s!

  90. linda alpha Mar 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I vote for What the Fork

  91. Tara Mar 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm


  92. Stephanie Mar 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Dia de los Tacos!

  93. Janene langsford Mar 4, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Dia de los Tacos, Marquette, MI….Best tacos around!!!!!

  94. Mar 4, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Baja Bryan’s tacos come straight from the generational recipe of a wonderful woman whom he befriended in San Diego…I am bold enough to say, that I bet his are even better! All fresh ingredients – and I love throwing the fresh guac and hot salsa into the mix! Yum.

  95. Janene Mar 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Dia de los Tacos

  96. Kathy K Mar 4, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Lloyd Taco Truck in Buffalo……the BEST!!! Skinny Thai burrito AWESOME!!!!

  97. Michelle Mar 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I just ate at Dia De Los Tacos today. I had the Carmen and the Terri Lynn. Both were amazing! The crunchy slaw gives these tacos something extra special. Go DDLT!!

  98. Janene Langford Mar 5, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Dia de los Tacos!!!!

  99. Linda Poplawski Mar 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Put your votes in for the best food truck around

  100. Mike M Mar 5, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Lloyd all the way.

  101. Jonathan Quimbly Mar 6, 2014 at 10:17 am

    A taco contest and you have ZERO trucks from the South West? YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!

    This is a farce. Trucks from Buffalo and Missouri have the lead? Nothing but a local popularity contest.

    Nobody voting here has even tasted the other trucks’ food, so they’re just voting for their own town / city / region / state.

  102. Papa Crow Mar 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Yo quiero Dia de los Tacos!

  103. Patrick Mar 7, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Dia de Los Tacos

  104. jason smith Mar 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Dia de los tacos are the best!

  105. John Mar 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Lloyd and pickled red onion FTW – Let’s Go Buffalo!

  106. Jim Mar 9, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Dia de los Tacos – Marquette, MI

  107. Janene langsford Mar 9, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Dia de Los tacos marquette mi!!!

  108. Your Name...Jaclyn R Mar 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    What the Fork, Scranton has the BEST pork tacos!

  109. Mike Mar 9, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    It’s the pork taco from Dia de los Tacos!

  110. Janene langsford Mar 10, 2014 at 5:36 am


  111. Carol Singer Mar 10, 2014 at 6:22 am

    What the fork. Scranton Pa.

  112. Frederick Kapmeyer Mar 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

    What The Fork – gets my vote. best food truck ever….

  113. Cathy Wood Mar 10, 2014 at 9:12 am

    What the Fork!! Scranton, awesome food

  114. Linda Jensen Mar 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

    C’mon everyone out there…. Vote for El Gastronomo Vagabundo, the number 1 food truck in Canada. If you haven’t had Chef Adam’s gourmet tacos, you haven’t had the best…

  115. Heather Mar 10, 2014 at 9:59 am

    What the fork !

  116. robert rowlands Mar 10, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Whatthefork love it

  117. Lesa Mar 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm


  118. Amy Mar 10, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Dia De Los Tacos. The Carmen!

  119. Emily Mar 10, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    What the Fork!!!

  120. William Mar 10, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    What the Fork! For sure!

  121. Kristina Mar 10, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Dia Del Los Tacos Marquette! Carmen!

  122. Matt Mar 10, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Dia De Los Tacos

  123. Janene Langford Mar 10, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Let’s hear it for Dia de los Tacos ~ Marquette, MI

  124. Maureen Mar 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Lloyd’s Taco Truck, Buffalo NY

  125. Rachel Mar 11, 2014 at 10:51 am

    No really…What the Fork? No, I’m saying the winner should hands down be what the fork. Sriacha slaw, candy sauce…PULLED PORK…sweet potato sticks…Mouthsplosion…So good. Plus, their other stuff is super rad, as is the truck design, and the people. Best food truck in the world in my opinion.

  126. Leah Mar 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Go Lloyd’s!!! Bean taco yum!!

  127. Christa Lynn Mar 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Lloyd taco truck. I had a Reuben taco there today and my life has been changed forever. I can’t describe the deliciousness I experienced this afternoon!!! Go Lloyd’s!!!

  128. Janene Langsford Mar 11, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Dia de Los tacos marquette number 1

  129. Janene langsford Mar 11, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Dia de los Tacos!
    Marquette mi

  130. Janene Langsford Mar 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Where else would people stand out in -30 degree zero with wind chill warnings waiting for tacos and selling out the taco truck early? Only in the U.P. Go Yoopers!! Dia de Los tacos deserves this win 100%

  131. Jack Mar 11, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Oh, yeah I see a lot of people mention it now! The company (Dia de los Tacos) wasn’t specified in this post! Those Dia de los Tacos tacos sure must be good, eh?! (OYO)

  132. Jack Mar 12, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    What is a U.P.?

  133. lori Mar 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Dia de los Tacos – Marquette, MI @tacosmqt, the best!!

  134. Jess Mar 12, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Go Lloyd’s! #whereslloyds #dang

  135. Craig Bentti Mar 13, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Hello Capt. B.A. Obvious: It is more about community supporting local small business than anything. Of course, no one has tasted all of them. I would be willing to bet that none of us are food critics either. It is a fun way to support your local community and give these small business some free marketing, as well as promote the food truck industry. No need to be such a naysayer, it is a silly little contest for fun and to help these start ups grow.

  136. Craig B Mar 13, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Btw: MI stands for Michigan!

  137. Bridget Duggan Mar 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    What the Fork!!!! Scranton PA ~!

  138. jim Mar 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Lloyds has become a staple for Buffalo and WNY

  139. Helen Mar 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    My vote goes to Lloyd’s!!!

  140. anonymous Mar 14, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Something is fishy with the box of chacos numbers. I don’t care who else wins but from 3% to 1000 votes into first in a day does not seem right at all. Where were their votes earlier?

  141. Mark Strickland Mar 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    LLoyd’s Taco Truck, Buffalo NY

  142. Paige Mar 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm


  143. Doug Mar 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I would rather be chasing a taco truck! (Dia de los tacos: ‘um’um good.)

  144. Mo Pa Lo Mar 16, 2014 at 11:44 am

    What the Fork!

  145. » Dia De Los Tacos nominated for 2014 food truck taco of the year May 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm

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