Taco carts may not have salsa bars like taquerias, but they are open at night, til 2am usually. There is no better time for a taco than 2am. And one of the taco carts near my house is not a cart but a BUS. A red bus. Apparently they’re open every night but Tuesday, from 7pm to 2am. I had a pastor taco that was great, and came with radishes and tons of cilantro. My friend’s asada taco was, she said, a bit more greasy than most but had some good fried onions on it. My other friend’s chorizo torta was one of the most giant ones I’ve seen, and he said it was good too.
On the way back I saw another taco cart and couldn’t not stop there. It was in the parking lot of the Big Pig on Hillborough. Although there was a woman in the cart cutting a giant piece of meat, she did not have anything to serve me. The Big Pig though–what is that? There was some loud Latino music going on inside and two bouncers outside. Is it really a BBQ place? Is it good? I guess I will have to go sometime, eh?
(Hat tip to Chowhound for turning us on to this place.)