El Tarasco Taco Truck
7711 Thornton Rd.
Daily from 9 a.m to 8 p.m.
Specialties: Carne asada burritos, green and red sauces
The “perfect amount of heat” is a phrase commonly used to describe El Tarasco tacos. They have a spice for every taste and tolerance. At El Tarasco, it’s your mouth so you choose! Sauces range from mildly spicy to flaming hot with every preference in between; there’s plenty of freedom to create the dish you’re craving. That’s exactly what El Tarasco wants and it’s precisely what will bring you back for more. This truck knows what it’s doing.
Hammer Lane and Pavilion Plaza
Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Specialties: Beef tacos, tongue burritos
Open early, open late. Loncheria Chapala is here for you when you need it. Particularly when you need some tongue. It’s not often you hear customers raving about the tongue in their burrito, but when you do, it’s at Loncheria Chapala, where it’s described as soft and chewy. If you’re not up for tongue, try the beef tacos, known for huge helpings that fill you up before you’ve finished your plate.
La Paloma Taco Truck
2850 N. California St.
Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; closed Sunday
Specialties: Seafood burritos, $5 chicken nachos
Where else can you get a plate full of nachos for just five bucks? Fans of La Paloma will tell you it is well worth it. The freshest meat, vegetables, real nacho cheese and sour cream piled on top of crispy chips is enough for a whole meal. It’s a great item for sharing because the dish is ginormous, so consider sharing with the kids or your date. Forget the fork—use your hands and dig right in.
It’s hard to say if all is fair in love and war, but when it comes to tacos in Stockton, all is certainly delicious. So with plenty of options to choose from, where will you go to get your salsa and guac this summer in a city that’s rampant with different takes on the Mexican classics?
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