Friday, July 7, 2017

Food Truck Friday : Taco Loco

I texted my friend J:

"We are going food truck hunting tonight in the heat. I have a pretty good lead on where to go. Want to come? It will be hot and I can't guarantee that the food will be good. But it will be an adventure!"

And do you know what she said? She said, "Yes we want to!" With an exclamation point at the end! That right there is a good friend.

So was the food good? Did she choose wisely? Let's find out.

Food Truck Friday : Taco Loco Redding, California

Food trucks have been a little tricky to hunt down. So when I heard the advertisement on the radio for Friday Night In The Park in Shasta Lake City, I figured that there had to be at least one food truck there. We may have missed something but from what we saw, there was Taco Loco food truck, a snow cone truck that also sold hot dogs and the Old Mill Eatery and Smokehouse had a tent selling tri-tip sliders.  We tried Taco Loco and the Old Mill Eatery, but for now we will stick to reviewing Taco Loco.

We all walked up a little timidly, unsure of what we should order. But I think in the end, we thought that if the truck had "taco" in the name, we best try the tacos.

Our friends J & T ordered a plate of 5 street tacos for $10, (2 beef, 2 chicken & 1 pork) all with mild green chili salsa. They later ordered a 2nd plate of tacos, this time trying the spicier red sauce. (After they declared the beef with green salsa their favorite.)

Q and I ordered similar, except for that our 5 street tacos were 2 beef, 1 chicken, 1 pork, 1 fried pork. Also all with the mild salsa. Also $10.

Luckily we found a picnic table in the shade, enabling us to sit in relative comfort even though it was quite warm out.

Food Truck Friday : Taco Loco, Redding, California

So back to the question of whether or not our friends made the right choice to come on this food truck adventure. Here's their reviews...

J's review, "In my mind I have a preconceived notion of what "street tacos" should be. When the plate came out, it was exactly what I was hoping for in look and more importantly taste. I would eat it again for sure!"

T's review, "I didn't know what to expect, but I really liked it. Food was great and just like J said, it was just what I thought a street taco should be. Fun to experience something new."

What did Q and I think? Well, we are getting more and more comfortable eating at food trucks and our expectations are becoming higher as we quickly learn that we should expect excellence from them. And once again, we were not disappointed. Taco Loco, we will be back for more tacos and to try some different menu items!

The Stats: Taco Loco
Contact Info: (530) 227-0581
Payments Type Accepted: Cash or Card (via Square)
Social Media:

Location & Schedule: (Summer 2017) 
Northern Roots parking lot: Mon-Fri 11:00am - 4:30pm
Mosquito Serenade (Anderson River Park): Wednesdays, 6:00pm through Aug 23
Sunset River Jam (Anderson River Park): Wednesdays, 5pm, Aug 30 - Oct 4, 2017

Taco Loco is getting a new truck! Check out their new truck below (photo credit: Signarama). Look for it very soon (if they aren't using it already).

Have you had Taco Loco's food yet? What did you think?  Be sure to leave a comment if you know of another food truck we should try.

Check out our other food truck reviews:
Tango Tacos
What The Truck
Yellow Lunch Box 
Roadrunner Grill

**Just in case anyone is wondering, in this review we paid for all our own food and did not receive any compensation of any kind for our honest opinion.**


  1. We were there last Friday too, and ended up with 2 plates of tacos & 2 of the Loco Nachos, we all loved it! Agreed that they are what you imagine street tacos to be, and they did them great!

    1. I'm sorry we didn't see you! I almost got the nachos. They looked good!

  2. I have always loved their food, so yummy and authentic!!

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