Awards and Recognition
Chef and restaurateur Rene Valenzuela likes to say Taco Bus is one of those “overnight successes that was 30 years in the making.”
The Taco Bus family is honored to be recognized by many accolades, and featured on prominent TV shows over the years. A few of our honors to date:
2017 WFLA TV Coverage of the El Jefe Competition
El Jefe Burrito Eating Championship OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
2017 ABC Action News
Calling all professional eaters, the Taco Bus ‘El Jefe Burrito Eating Championship’ is here!
2017 Tampa Bay Times
Days left to qualify for Tampa burrito eating championship
2017 Creative Loafing
Think you can eat a burrito called El Jefe in under 15 minutes?
Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives gets on the Tampa Taco Bus and experiences “the best torta I’ve ever had”
On the Road Restaurant Recommendations
Adam of Man vs. Food joins Chef Rene for a Taco Bus feature.
Cooking Channel features Taco Bus’ Rajas Con Queso recipe
2014 USA TODAY
10 Best Foodie Spots in Tampa/St. Petersburg
2014 BEST OF THE BAY: CHOWING TAMPA BAY-STYLE
Taco Bus named one of the region’s favorite nosheries and watering holes
2014 THE HUFFINGTON POST
Taco Bus named among 15 “Can’t Miss Dining Experiences” in Tampa Bay
2014 SOUTH TAMPA MAGAZINE
features Chef Rene
Taco Bus named among Nation’s 25 Most Popular Food Trucks of 2013
2013 BEST OF THE BAY READERS PICKS
Best Mexican Restaurant, Best Bargain Restaurant, Best Food Truck & Best Late Night Restaurant
feature on the “Taco Bus Revolution”
2011 FLORIDA MAIN STREET AWARDS
Outstanding Business of the Year (St. Pete location)
2011 NATION’S RESTAURANT NEWS
Nation’s Restaurant News features Chef Rene
Our loyal fans made each of these awards and recognitions possible. We are humbled by and grateful for your support and thank you for taking this journey with us.