On the northwest corner of 148th Ave NE and NE 24th St in Bellevue there is a gas station. In the morning, there is often an espresso cart parked in the corner of the gas station. After 11AM however, the parking lot becomes the exclusive domain of Taqueria Guadelajara — the “taco truck”.
The taco truck is cheap, fast, and tasty. Tacos are $1.25 each (extra $0.25 for lengua, a.k.a. tongue), served on a double corn tortilla with cilantro, onions, radish, and lime. A chicken quesadilla will run you $3.25 and is a satisfying meal of chicken, cheese, sour cream, and salsa.
If you’re anywhere in the neighborhood around lunch time and are craving no-nonsense Mexican food, you have to check out the taco truck. It’s ghetto fabulous!
UPDATE (02/06/2007): For those wondering where the truck went, I just received this notice:
Taqueria Guadalajara (the taco truck) will re-open on February 7 at our new location in 15920 NE 8th St. Bellevue, WA 98005 located in the East Crossroad Shopping Center near the Post Office.
It turns out that the truck itself is still available at lunchtime, but now at the corner of 148th Ave NE and NE 40th Street.
Taqueria Guadalajara now has two locations-
148th right across from the Redmond Fire House (the truck-lunch only)
8th and 159th near Bellevue Crossroads (restaurant)
So happy- I found my favorite burritos again!
Thanks so much for this post… after having been gone for a year, I showed up at the 76 station for lunch and found it abandoned! You’ve saved my craving 🙂
Thank you so much for posting where they moved to, I had a taco truck craving and it was driving me nuts not to know where the taco truck had gone!
A big thank you from the b10 taco truck groupies. -Seema
Another thank you. This is one of the best taco trucks I’ve been able to find in the Seattle area and was sad to see it gone. Glad to know where it is now so I can go back.
The taco truck is back at the 76 station. Yay!