Taco Party Restaurant and Food Truck

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711 Broadway, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, 02144

Vegan taco truck and catering, opened this brick-and-mortar restaurant in 2015. Serves tacos using plant proteins, which are seitan, tempeh, or tofu; there are also rotating specials. Sides include Mexican brown rice and beans or chips and guacamole. Check its webpage for truck's location updates. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-7:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Catering

20 Reviews

First Review by sglcklch

Wow! - Edit

I've never had tacos before in my life, so going to this place was my first time. And wow, what a great pick for my first try!

We pretty much ordered almost the entire menu (we were very hungry and the portion sizes are a tad on the small side). Here's my absolute favorites and recommendations:

1. Tiki Taco. This is a MUST. The jackfruit was so flavorful and combined with the asian slaw it tasted incredibly fresh. We ordered this one twice because it was so good!

2. Crispy Fried Tofu. Almost as good as the tiki one. The mango salsa adds just the right amount of slight sweetness.

3. Nachos. I say skip the tortilla chips with pinto dip and get these instead. You'll still get the pinto dip, with more chips and their nacho sauce (which was AMAZING) and all the other toppings. It's quite loaded.

We also ordered the chorizo taco (which was a bit too spicy for me, so a warning to my fellow spice-sensitive people), the mushroom one and the chimchurri tempeh. They were all good, but maybe lacked a bit of a kick to them.

The place is small (it has 3 small tables and a bar-style seating at the window), but really cute looking. Maybe be prepared to get takeout around lunch time because it might be busy.

Pros: Tiki taco, Crispy fried tofu, nachos

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Best Vegan Mexican!! - Edit

The food is just simply amazing!! Also had my first cannoli in a year and a half here!! Which is great to know they have them since I'm Italian and have been missing them like crazy!!

Pros: Amazing Food, Very Eco Conscious I.E reusable cups, cutlery and , Great Price Point!

Cons: Hard to get parking, not their fault though it's a

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Amazing food! - Edit

I was in Boston for just a week and went to Taco Party four times. Partly it was because it was convenient to where I was, but mostly it was because it was amazing. My friends joked about how I wouldn't shut up about Taco Party. It was so good.

There are 6 different types of tacos and I tried them all except the chorizo one. They're all good. The tofu was maybe my favorite, but I think it's just personal taste. I think my favorite meal there was the nachos, with added guacamole and chorizo. They were pretty fabulous.

The thing that really sets Taco Party apart is the desserts. There's chocolate mousse with a layer of caramel. It's a really good mousse. I think they probably use aquafaba because it was fluffier than you would get with just a standard silken tofu recipe. The creme brulee was also pretty incredible. They have cakes shaped like Twinkees that are delicious. I also had a cookie sandwich and a cannoli. They were both very good, but not quite as amazing as the chocolate mousse, creme brulee, and cake.

Be aware that I don't think they have a public restroom.

Pros: Amazing food, Great prices, All vegan

Cons: Not a big drink selection (mostly sparkling water), No restroom?

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Good tacos, desserts - Edit

We tried three different tacos: breaded mushroom, tiki jackfruit, and cornmeal crusted tofu. The tofu one was exceptional, and the other two were pretty good. We also got nachos that were tasty. I appreciate that they're generous with the toppings - lots of cheez, beans, and other fixins.

My favorite item was the raspberry cream cannoli that we had for dessert. It had great raspberry flavor that was perfectly complemented by the cream.

Pros: Cannoli!, Taco options

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YUM! - Edit

This was quite possibly our favorite meal from our week in Boston. Scrumptious tacos and nachos followed by cannoli.

Pros: Everything is vegan

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vegan hipster heaven - Edit

I adore this place. The tacos are always inventive and delicious, as are the sweets. I almost always get the taco meal (2 tacos plus chips and pinto dip for $10)--there's a newish salad option for the same price, but it's not as filling. Perfect spot for a quick and tasty dinner.

Pros: great taco specials , friendly service, cruelty free

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Delish! - Edit

Never had a taco that I didn't love! Both brick & mortar location and trucks are great.

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-29

Pros: Everything is good!, Affordable

Cons: Service can be a little on the slow side.

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small menu packs a big punch - Edit

Taco Party is small, and their menu reflects the size, but it doesn't matter because everything is delicious! I've brought multiple meat eaters here and all agree -- it's super tasty! My one wish for this place is that they'd beef up (not literally!!) their nachos -- I'm not a black olive fan, and that's a major ingredient. The sunflower cheese is SO good, I'd love to see it included in some taco entrees.

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Great Place! - Edit

I can't believe it took me so long to try this place. I've been missing out! My tofu taco is delicious. The staff is also super friendly even though it's busy. I am a happy taco-loving vegan.

P.S. Get the chocolate chip cookie!

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ALWAYS DELICIOUS - Edit

I am fortunate enough to have the Taco Party restaurant in my neighborhood. My family and I have visited at least 8 times this past year and it's always been delicious and fresh. I'm particularly in love with their plantain tacos, their chimichurri/tempeh tacos as well as their jackfruit tacos.

It is counter service, very casual, fast and affordable.

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Taco party in your mouth! - Edit

All-vegan establishment with delicious tacos and sides. Really inexpensive, too. I had the Crispy Fried Tofu Taco (A+) and the Chorizo Seitan Taco (B) with a side of Tortilla Chips with Pinto Dip (A-), as well as a lime seltzer (A). Cost me $12.62, which is amazing. I will definitely come back, if I'm ever in Somerville again, and try the rest of their offerings.

Pros: Tacos!

Cons: Small space

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A great take on traditional Mexican food. - Edit

The menu here is a great substitution for traditional Mexican tacos. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. $4 a taco is fairly priced for the quality of the food. I would definitely recommend if you're in the mood for a Mexican style lunch or dinner.

Pros: diverse variety of taco fillings. , friendly atmosphere. , dogs welcome.

Cons: slightly small venue.

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BEST PLACE EVER - Edit

Keith is an absolute saint for opening a brick and mortar. I eat there at least once a week and have never had bad experience. The specials are always on point as well as the staples. Definitely get a chimichurri tempeh taco. They've added vegan cannoli, cookie, and cake options to the baker's case.

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Vegan tacos and cupcakes!! - Edit

Do yourself a favor and dine at Taco Party which won't disappoint! The taco offerings are creative and absolutely out of this world. I've had the opportunity to try each, they're all wonderful, but the jackfruit and sweet potato are my favorites. They also have a case of deserts from Sabertooth, a local vegan bakery, which are incredibly yummy. It's so wonderful to see all vegan establishments popping up in the area and this one is a gem!

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Great Spot - Edit

Tacos and cupcakes. We have visited many times and always find ourselves craving their delicious, unique food for a few days after. A must for anyone looking for a great, filling meal.

Pros: inexpensive , unique tacos

Cons: limited dining space, no bathroom

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Great Vegan Eats - Edit

It's weird that there is one listing for both the restaurant and the truck here, but my review is for the restaurant in Somerville.

I was so excited when this place opened (I'd been to the truck about half a dozen times and I live only a few miles from this location) and I've been enjoying their food almost once a week since their opening last summer.

The selection is small, usually 4-5 taco choices, plus dips/sides and once in a while a special. The place is on the small side to eat in, but has 3 decent sized 4-person tables and some bar seating. The decor/atmosphere is green and slightly punk-rock/retro, but clean and professional, not anarchist like the old TJ Skallywaggles.

I usually get takeout which is fast and yummy. I often get 2 of the panko-fried tofu, chorizo, seitan or sweet potato tacos and sometimes the nachos side which is good, but quite spicy (& I love their homemade cheese sauce). I usually try the special, if there is one (taquitos, yum) and likewise the fresca.

Their taco flavors/combinations are a bit weird, so if you're expecting traditional beans & daiya cheese comfort food, similar to what is at other Northeast Mexican-American places, you might be disappointed. It's all-vegan, by the way.

Prices are reasonable, although they are a little stingy with tortilla chips if you get, say, a side of guac and chips.

Oh, I almost forgot about the Sabretooth bakery part. It's WONDERFUL to have vegan baked goods available. That said, these are mostly plain cake donuts with different candy toppings and a few cookie options, which are all good, but not the best vegan baked goods I've had & they are a bit pricey as well. The cider donuts are the best donut kind. I'd give 4 stars for Sabretooth and 5 stars for Taco Party, but I'll round the total review up to 5.

Pros: vegan savory & sweet treats!, friendly staff, comfy, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: small (physical), limited options (food)

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Love the restaurant AND the truck! - Edit

One of the things I love the most about this place are the portion sizes. I get just the right amount of food and it's amazingly tasty. My favs are the chorizo seitan and the tofu. Their truck is near my place of work on Wednesdays and I had the opportunity to come here after I was starving from my 10K. Great hot sauces are available too, and next on my list is to try their nachos.

Pros: Yummy tacos!, Great prices

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Terrific tacos! - Edit

Ran into them at SoWa---they are there about one Sunday a month, not advertised---and was delighted to be able to get vegan food. The tacos were truly delicious, satisfying for anyone not just vegans. There was a line but they were fairly quick about it. If I worked in town I would make a point of eating lunch at the truck every week.

Pros: Food, Nice staff

Cons: The line

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Not your typical tacos - Edit

The Taco Party tacos are not your typical Tex Mex Fare. Each day the food truck serves four different tacos that rotate occasionally. Right now the menu includes Sweet Potato Tacos, Stewed Seitan and Tofu Tacos. I've had them all and they are all good.

Sides include black beans and rice, chips and pinto bean dip, and sometimes chips and guacamole. All are good, but the pinto dip is really unique.

All of the tacos are vegan unless you add dairy cheese. Vegan cheese (Daiya) is also an option.

They will post their locations on their Twitter and Facebook pages and are definitely worth seeking out. I recommend the two tacos plus one side dish for $10 option.

Pros: Yummy!, Very inventive cuisine, Reasonable Prices

Cons: Nowhere to sit!

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slithers 15 Dec 2015 - I don't remember them ever having cow-cheese in the half-dozen times I was at their truck before 2015. Regardless, they seem to be all vegan now (no daiya or dairy cheese in their restaurant).  


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Pretty good - Edit

Didn't know about them before, but saw them at SoWa Market and decided to try their tacos out. Had the tempeh, the tofu, plus rice and black beans on the side. Solid food, good portion size, and - most importantly - ALL vegan for $10. Would definitely hit them up again!

Pros: good food

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