Food trucks are everywhere . They are regulated by the same laws as brick and mortar restaurants and have a large variety of freshly prepared food at reasonable prices, served in a casual picnic atmosphere.
Taqueria Los Amigos is a big white bus parked in a parking lot south of South Hill Mall in Puyallup. For eight years, authentic Mexican food has been prepared and served in the bus, and there are tables inside as well as outdoors in the parking lot. Eating inside has sort of a train dining car feeling, but on a rainy day it would be cozy.
Since you have to get onto the bus to order, a person in a wheelchair or with a walker would need help with getting food, and there are no restrooms at the bus.
We ordered five beef tacos with beef, cilantro, onions and salsa on the side for $5.99, shrimp Ceviche with avocado and chopped vegetables at $2.25 each, pork Torta on French bread with mayo, lettuce, onions, cilantro, onions at $4.49, and a beef burrito plate with salsa roja, rice, beans, avocado, lettuce, sour cream and mozzarella cheese, at $5.99. A packet of pickled carrot, lime, radish and jalapeno came with each order. The food was fresh and the kitchen was clean and neat.
There was spicy red sauce available, and the tacos were plain and dry without the sauce, although they had plenty of meat. The Ceviche was bright and had a lot of citrus flavor and sweetness. The crisp taco chip was good base for the crunchy, juicy mix of tiny shrimp and chopped vegetables, and it was very enjoyable.
The Torta was just as expected – big and soft and tasty and well-seasoned, with a big helping of shredded pork and lots of toppings that made a delicious sandwich. The burrito plate was also tasty, and even though the mozzarella cheese was unexpected, it went well with the sauce and beef. The rice and beans had a lot of good flavor, and I wish there had been more.
This was a good experience – tasty food and friendly people.
Try a food truck, itâ€™s fun.
IF YOU GO
Taqueria Los Amigos
11802 E. Meridian, Puyallup
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily