One of the fun parts of these surveys is the fact that they inevitably elicit recommendations of places we may not be familiar with. The main selections are the ones deemed most popular, but there are other fast food taco chains that may be too small/too local to have made the list. Nevertheless, knowing that they have fans out there who think highly enough of them to make them write-in candidates makes us want to give them a try.
There were, of course, a number of non-responses, such as people who just said “don’t know,” “don’t eat tacos,” “don’t eat fast food,” as well as one utterly unfathomable “ew” (there are people out there who don’t like tacos? Who knew?) and another totally relatable “no preference” (relatable, that is, if it was meant to mean “I’ll take one of each, thanks”). We also did get one vote for “lunch wagons,” which is what food trucks were called back before they became trendy. Fast casual chains Chipotle and Tijuana Flats also got shout-outs, but our respondents gave us quite a list of lesser-known regional fast food taco restaurants: TacoTime, Pepe’s, Mighty Taco, Torchy’s Tacos, Roscoe’s Tacos, El Burrito Loco, Taco Bus, Taco Del Mar, Taco Casa, Poppo’s Taqueria, DeLeon’s, Tacotote, and Rosa’s Café. Whew! Anyone up for a taco road trip?