I can't tell you how many times I drove past the generator powered culinary hot-spot known as Taco Loco, without even knowing it existed! Located near the intersection of 4th street and Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, Taco Loco operates out of a camper parked on the side of the road. Tables are set up on the nearby sidewalk, but most people seem to just use the fold-down counter-tops or take their food to go.
I hear that Taco Loco is not located in the safest of areas. So just to be safe, the earlier you go, the better. Regardless, you shouldn't let anything stop you from sampling this little Mexican-American foodie gem! There were lots of options, but I kept it simple and asked for the tacos with shredded pork. Don't get the fried pork, since cross-contamination will be likely. Actually, go with the chicken to be extra safe. I asked to read the corn-tortilla package to assure myself that there were no "gluten" ingredients included. None found!
The smell of the cilantro, and the spices, and the pork were too much for me to stand. I took a few bites a bit too early, and burned the top of my mouth. Soooo worth it:) My take-away meal included sides of green and red chili sauce, which were both excellent. So when you're in Philadelphia, and you're looking for some great Mexican-American cuisine, stop by Taco Loco and be prepare for some good eats!