The Taco Taxi is a small bike trailer that sells tacos made by my friend Brian, who studied culinary arts at Galveston College and has been working in food for 12 years. When you’re there you might also see my badass old boss (when I worked at Cold Stone in high school) Christi and their super cute twin boys.
While the Taxi has been operating since early 2010, I’ve only recently gotten around to tasting its booty. And now I’m kicking myself in the shins for waiting so long.
At any given time there are about 5 types of tacos offered, with at least one being a varying special. Brian also offers a vegetarian option which is usually vegan as well.
The ingredients are 100% organic and most are local. The beef is from the Bastrop Cattle Company and the produce come from Bikkaurium Organic Farms.
The best part is that Brian makes all the tortillas by hand! How many people can say that?
Last night I ordered the Chicken Fried Steak ($4.95) and the Chef’s Chicken ($3.95). Both were a good size, a nice change from the mini taco offerings at other trailers around here.
The Chicken Fried Steak was definitely no ordinary taco. Strips of chicken fried steak, warm cream gravy, and buttery garlic mashed potatoes melded together inside a soft tortilla speckled with pepper. Each bite held a small kick from the pepper which blended well with the gravy and mashed potatoes. Southern comfort perfected.
The Chef’s Chicken was a little more typical. It combined pulled chicken, caramelized onions, roasted green peppers, cilantro, and Monterey Jack into a soft tortilla with its own special spices. The chicken had an ample amount of salt, but was also super juicy and melted in my mouth with each bite. Yum.
I’ve seen some places try to do mainstream organic food, but the results are either not as good as expected or ridiculously expensive (or both). Brian is able to deliver flavor with a reasonable price.
The Taco Taxi is usually situated at the corner of Amherst and Adelphi (off of Parmer close to Mopac) but sometimes stops by Caffe Medici on Guadalupe. For the most up to date menu and location, check out the facebook page.