SUMMER GUIDE Go tacos 

Despite their mobility, taco trucks generally have set locations unless they are heading out for catering or private events. They are the best way to get a tasty meal that is not filled with the processed items found at the drive-thru. Oklahoma Gazette has compiled a list of trusty neighborhood trucks that are open rain or shine at least five days per week.

1) Taqueria Sanchez

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4011 NW 10th St.
405-520-3553

This 10th Street institution remains the city’s best. With a permanent sign and near-perpetual line, it is hard to miss the blue truck. 

Taco price: $1, cash only

Available meats: carne asada, al pastor, tongue, barbacoa, tripe, chicken

Other items: mulitas ($2); quesadillas, tortas and burritos are $5

Must-try: When going to the best taco truck in the city, stick with the tacos or mulitas (mini quesadillas made with corn tortillas), but its tender barbacoa (beef cheek) and marinated chicken are among the best available meats.

2) Speedy Tacos

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2520 SW 29th St.
405-885-6305

This little truck in the parking lot of a car wash has a bench for eating from its surprisingly large menu. 

Taco price: $1.25, cash only

Available meats: al pastor, carne asada, chicken, chorizo, chicharron, barbacoa, ham, tripe, carnitas, fish, shrimp, milanesa 

Other items: regular and sauce-covered burritos, shrimp fajitas, guizado rojo or verde, hamburgers, gorditas and ceviche tostada; specials for birria, barbacoa, pozole, grilled chicken, menudo and salads

Must-try: The guisado verde plates include rice and beans for $8.50, but the surprise is its well-executed ceviche tostada ($3). It includes huge chunks of shrimp and fish in a marinade of tomato, lime, onion and cilantro topped with avocado.

3) Taqueria El Dolar

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2900 SW 44th
2040 NW 10th St.
405-628-5926

This southside location at the southeast corner of SW 44th Street and May Avenue can be seen from yards away with its mural of the Virgin Mary near the order window. 

Taco price: $1.25, cash only

Available meats: carne asada, chicken, al pastor, tongue, carnitas, tripe, barbacoa, buche (pork stomach) and cabeza (slow-cooked cow head) 

Other items: Burritos, quesadillas, tortas and tostadas are $5. An order of two mulitas, sopes or tostadas with ceviche is $6.

Must-try: Tacos are your best bet, and sample the carnitas that get fried on the flattop before being added to tacos or get adventurous with slow-cooked tongue or buche.

4) Taco Loco

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2117 39th St.
405-595-1582

This truck, open for breakfast daily and late on the weekends, is in the parking lot of Angles nightclub. 

Taco price: $1, cash only

Available meats: carne asada, al pastor, tongue, barbacoa, tripe, chicken 

Other items: chilaquiles, tortas, burritos ($5), mulitas ($2), quesadillas, tostadas, sopes and enchiladas

Must-try: The corn tortillas for tacos are on the small side, but they are generously filled with crispy carne asada or complex al pastor. The real winners of the truck are the burritos that envelope meat, rice, lettuce and a soft cheese in a layer of refried beans.

5) Pérez Truck

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4400 S. Western Ave.
405-830-3880
facebook.com/pereztruckokc

This truck with a focus on unique marinades for tacos and tortas is set up in the Sears lot near Integris Southwest Medical Center. It has the widest variety of any truck in the metro. The owners recently opened a brick-and-mortar location at 2416 NW 23rd St.  

Taco price: $1.35, takes cards

Available meats: carne asada, chicken, campechanos (layered meat mix), barbacoa, tongue, chicharron (crispy pork skin), carnitas, cochinita pibil and salchicha (sausage), al pastor 

Other items: 14 types of regular tortas ($6.99), including ham, chorizo, milanesa (breaded steak) and 10 types of tortas specialties ($8.99). It also offers sincronizadas, queso with chorizo, flautas, mulitas and sopes.

Must-try: Order the cochintia pibil in either a taco or torta. The sweet and spicy citrus marinade is not as ubiquitous as al pastor, but it is very tasty. The house rojo sauce packs a punch.


Oklahoma City

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6) Taqueria Express No. 3
2301 S. Air Depot Blvd.
Midwest City

7) Taqueria La Placita
1098 SE 44th St.
405-551-1607

8) Taco Nation
1120 S. Western Ave. Weekends
1012 NW First St. Tuesdays
taconationokc.com
405-456-9090

9) La Piñata
154 S. MacArthur Blvd.
405-885-3514

10) Mister Dolar Taco Truck
5700 S. Shields Blvd.
405-549-5497

11) El Taco Express
4912 NW 10th St.
405-889-7117

12) Taqueria El Jiro
1437 SW 29th St.
405-476-8963

13) Taqueria La Fondita
4900 NW 23rd St.
405-400-4948

14) Tacos La Vecindad
4843 NW 23rd St.
405-210-5401

15) Taqueria Mr. Dollar
740 SW 29th St.
taqueriamrdollar.com
405-889-7796

16) El Pariente
2109 SW 29th St.
elparienteco.com
405-601-0447

17) Tacos Emmanuel
5125 S. Western Ave.
405-802-1888

18) Taqueria El Rincon
400 W. Britton Road
405-549-8168

19) Taqueria Marielita's
Corner of Portland Avenue and NW Liberty Street in Reed Park
405-300-3933

Norman

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20) La Sombra Taco Truck
329 N. Porter Ave.
405-977-8459

21) Taqueria San Tadeo
401 S. Porter Ave.
405-365-5125

22) El Taco Loco
1728 24th Ave. SW
405-600-8658

Edmond

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23) Little Knight's Taco Truck
6805 N. Broadway
facebook.com/littleknightstruck
405-657-6537

Tulsa

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24) El Samborsito
8700 S. Lewis Ave.
918-884-4845

25) Taqueria Express
1738 S. Garnett Road
918-313-5585

26) El Ranchero
10822 E. 41st St.
918-951-7859
6388 E. 31st St.
981-955-8584
rancherofoodtrucks.com

27) El Refugio Azteca
9705 E. 61st St.
918-625-7662

28) Pollos Asados Al Carbon
2405 E. Admiral Place
facebook.com/pollosmty
918-951-8691

29) Tacos Los Arellano
10401 E. 31st St.
facebook.com/tacoslosarellano
918-607-8755
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