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25 Essential San Antonio Food Trucks and Where to Find Them 

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In honor of National Food Truck Day on June 28, we decided to pay shout out the Alamo City's best mobile kitchens. (We've chosen to spotlight truck-only kitchens, so we're not including brick-and-mortar restaurants that also have a food truck.) Whether they've parked and found a permanent home or like to stretch their legs and pop up around town, these food trucks serve up food that will amaze you – and your taste buds.
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Yai’s Mobile Kitchen
(210) 749-3004,
Thai noodles await you at this local food truck. Catch this mobile kitchen for delicious noodles that you’ll love slurping up, plus other items like spring rolls, fried wings and pork satay.
Photo by s.a.foodie via Instagram / yaismobilekitchen
Mr Fish
14530 Roadrunner Way,
If seafood is your thing, make it a point to visit Mr Fish immediatley. With a permanent home at the Block SA, you can easily swing by for delectable bites like fish tacos. Stick around and hang out on the lawn here!
Photo via Instagram / happyhungryhipster
Nelson’s BBQ
7327 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 473-4988,
Sinfully delicious barbecue doesn’t always require a brick-and-mortar setup. Take Nelson’s BBQ as proof. This family-run business, open weekends until food runs out, serves up quality smoked meats packed with flavor. Order the Nasty Nate for Nelson’s at its best – and be prepared to lick every bit of juice/sauce off your fingers.
Photo via Instagram / bbqsnob
Tacos El Regio St. Mary’s
2726 N St Mary's St, (210) 782-2272,
Anyone that has spent a boozy night on the St. Mary’s Strip has likely sobered up with these tasty tacos. Consider this taco truck a must-visit for its cultural significance alone, though the greasy goodness will likely make a loyal customer out of you all on its own.
Photo via Instagram / celereyncarrots
The Box Street Social
Around San Antonio, (210) 920-1602,
Brought to you by Chef Edward Garcia, this particular food truck is a steady favorite for local foodies. Track down the truck for yummy bites like chicken and donuts, stuffed avocados, wings and a variety of burgers and sandwiches.
Photo via Instagram / theboxstreetsocial
Krab Kingz
2301 San Pedro Ave, (254) 338-6116,
A venture that originally started in Houston, this San Antonio truck is heaven-sent with perfectly seasoned crab legs and other scrumptious seafood fare. And yes, it’s all from a food truck! Plates are packed and accompanied by sides like corn, egg, potatoes, sausage and shrimp.
Photo via Instagram / amryjade
Ay Que Rico
Around San Antonio, (210) 367-4869,
It’s hard not to miss this brightly colored truck, especially once you’ve gotten a taste. With a growing fanbase that proves why this truck is absolutely not one to miss, you’ll agree that these quality tacos and yummy sandwiches are sought after. They will definitely have you saying, “ay que rico!”
Photo via Instagram / ayquericosa
Llalla’s Empanadas
Around San Antonio, (210) 264-9922,
While many locals probably have a family member they claim makes the best empanadas, trust local food entrepreneurs to hold their own with their own creations. From custom fillings to sauces to match, these empanadas will surely hit the spot.
Photo via Instagram / feedcassie
Go Vegan SA
14530 Roadrunner Way, (210) 729-5400,
With a permanent home at the Block SA, Go Vegan is literal proof that vegan fare can be tasty AF. Run by husband-and-wife team Akeem and Tara Best, this food truck serves up health-conscious comfort food like burgers, boneless wings and even mac ‘n’ cheese!
Photo via Instagram / govegansa
Philly’s Phamous Cheesesteaks
2301 San Pedro Ave, (210) 621-8908,
First opened by former Spur Malik Rose, this food truck is truly a blessing. Now owned by Rose’s family members, Philly’s makes your mouth water with decked out cheesesteaks and loaded fries to match. This spot is not for the faint of heart, be prepared to feast here.
Photo via Instagram / phillys_phamous
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Palm Frites
Around San Antonio, (210) 748-2335,
Sometimes, you just need hand-cut fries to make things all better. Here comes Palm Frites with the save. These Belgian-style fries are made complete with a topping combinations for a variety of flavor profiles. Plus, everything is made from scratch so you can expect this fries to be the bomb diggity.
Photo via Instagram / palmfritessa
Bad To The Bone BBQ
2347 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 429-0307,
With the motto “Come and Smoke It,” expect this barbecue venture to hold it down with delicious meats and sides to match. Available both at its full-time location and at pop-ups around town, this truck lets you enjoy prime barbecue without sitting at a stuffy restaurant.
Photo via Instagram / valeriemarie24
The Beignet Stand
11911 Crosswinds Way, (806) 478-2177,
What you see is what you get here, folks. Tasty beignets made to perfection, that is! Brought to you by husband-and-wife team Michael Grimes and Elisa Treviño, these beignets are served in the classic style or with a variety of innovative flavors. Why not try them all?!
Photo via Instagram / pearlfarmersmarket
Catch the Wave
Around San Antonio,
Chef-made street tacos created just to your liking – that sounds pretty good, right? That’s exactly what you get at Catch the Wave. They also serve up a selection of CBD-infused drinks! But first, you just have to try the “corn in a cup” taco. yum!
Photo by thebradylittle via Instagram / chefleodavila
Erick’s Tacos
12715 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 590-0994,
While there’s plenty of taco trucks throughout San Antonio, Erick’s Tacos is definitely a standout among them all. The truck offers up authentic mini tacos, quesadillas y mas – and does so until 4 a.m. That’s right, you can sober up with these tacos or just enjoy an extremely late-night bite. If you visit during the daytime, be sure to grab a raspa or cold treat from the snack shop just a few steps away.
Photo via Instagram / ayo_vinnie
Lada Ladies
Around San Antonio, (512) 937-2902,
Opened by two sisters, this newish food truck has all the classic Mexican dishes you know and love. Taste your way through this truck’s wraps, bowls and emchilada plates to get the full picture, but you’ll be a fan after the first bite.
Photo via Instagram / ladaladies
Alamo Hot Dog Co.
Downtown San Antonio, (210) 831-2409,
Located not too far from the River Walk where there’s plenty of boozy spots, you’ll find a hot dog cart that comes through. Whether your dinner was underwhelming or you’re trying to sober up a bit before heading home, these dawgs will hit the spot. For that extra goodness, get a bacon-wrapped hot dog.
Photo via Yelp / Scott H.
Ay Papi’s Puerto Rican Cuisine
8103 Marbach Road, (210) 907-2241,
Though usually set up on Marbach Road, this truck will sometimes pop up around San Antonio. Take the opportunity to sample flavorful Puerto Rican fare – from mofongo to tortas – that will make you a fan of the cuisine in no time.
Photo via Instagram / ay_papis
Gypsy Diner
Around San Antonio, (210) 885-3339,
Classic diner bites await you when you track down this food truck. Order up filling favorites like a pork chop sandwich, decked out burgers and more – just do yourself a favor and opt for the spicy fries. They totally hit the spot!
Photo via Instagram / txshyanne
Berbere Ethiopian Cuisine
Around San Antonio, (210) 310-9264,
Step outside your comfort zone and hit up this Ethiopian food truck. Find this local truck and you’ll be able to sample authentic dishes such as your protein of choice paired with injera, a spongy flatbread with a sourdough taste.
Photo via Instagram / taytayindawind
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Datz It, Datz All
Around San Antonio, (210) 782-3407,
Cajun and Creole fare served up from a food truck has never tasted so good! Seasoned to perfection, Datz It Datz All stops around town, so you have plenty of chances to taste this goodness – from a variety of po’ boys to boudin balls and dirty rice. Described as a taste of Louisiana with a Texas twist, you can expect for these flavors to change your world.
Photo via Yelp / Bryan P.
Churrasquinho do Nardo
14530 Roadrunner Way, (210) 719-4471,
San Antonians seeking out Brazilian bites will want to track down this food truck immediately. From picanha steak to the striploin steak with sides to accompany it, these dishes will make you thanking yourself for having a taste of South America.
Photo via Instagram / churrasquinhodonardo
Naco Mexican Brunch
2347 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 610-5136
Head out to Naco Mexican Brunch early for your fill of carefully-made tacos, chilaquiles, tortas y mas. For the tastiness of brunch food without the brunch crowd, this is your spot.
Photo via Instagram / the_laurengarcia
Mister Diablo
Around San Antonio,
Though a newcomer to the local food truck scene, Mister Diablo has already proven itself as a tasty choice for quality mini tacos. Follow the Facebook page to see where this truck is stopping so you can taste for yourself.
Photo via Instagram / misterdiablotacotruck
Pho U
Downtown San Antonio, (210) 630-8281,
Pho may not seem like a dish that is served with quality from a food truck, but let Pho U prove you wrong. Venture downtown and you’ll be able to score pho, noodles and other Asian dishes – with a selection of Chinese meals – made fresh and packed with plenty of flavor.
Photo via Facebook / Pho-U Vietnamese Cuisine
Lada Ladies
Around San Antonio, (512) 937-2902,
Opened by two sisters, this newish food truck has all the classic Mexican dishes you know and love. Taste your way through this truck’s wraps, bowls and emchilada plates to get the full picture, but you’ll be a fan after the first bite.
Photo via Instagram / ladaladies

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