Taco Bus is coming to the SoHo area in Tampa. The popular Mexican restaurant chain that started in a converted school bus years ago announced on Facebook Saturday that it will open a location at 401 S. Howard Ave. earlier this spring, the company announced it is also opening locations in Lakeland and Sarasota.
A “coming soon” sign is already hanging on the side of a stand-alone red building that was most recently home to Ribit’s Bar-B-Que,
The Taco Bus location will be the sixth in the Tampa Bay area, joining restaurants already open in Seminole Heights, downtown Tampa, near the University of South Florida, downtown St. Petersburg and Brandon.
Chef and restaurateur Rene Valenzuela likes to say Taco Bus is one of those “overnight successes that was 30 years in the making.”
Coming across the border in 1996, a converted school bus Taco Bus rolled into Tampa to deliver unforgettable, true-to-Mexico taste with traditional recipes from every region of the country, prepared fresh every day in our custom kitchens.