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Birria and Nopalitos Taco @ Tacos Colima #1, Salinas

Melanie Wong | May 24, 200711:15 PM     6

Back to reporting from the Salinas taco truck trail . . . found Tacos Colima #1 in January parked on the street outside the convenience store at 201 Williams Road at the corner of E. Market Street across the street from the trailer park. It shows up around 5pm and stays until after midnight.

Image of Tacos Colima #1 menu -
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Tacos are a buck apiece. I tried a birria taco, here made with beef. Very juicy and flavorful long-braised beef, nice tortillas, and the toppings of chopped cabbage, onion and cilantro, plus cucumbers and radishes on the side made this a delicious and balanced meal on a paper plate. And, the condiment bar where I helped myself to nopalitos (cactus), mashed avocados en molcajete, roasted jalapeños, and fruity chile de arbol salsa gratis, took it over the top.

Image of taco de birria -
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The City of Salinas is still hell-bent on banning mobile food vendors such as this truck. The first phase, limiting permits to those currently in operation has been approved. So, enjoy the high quality, delicious, healthful and inexpensive street food of Salinas before it disappears.

Tacos Colima #1
Salinas
831-754-2310

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