Tacos Don Memo


 

Rating:

Rating: 4/5

Location:

38th and Walnut/Chestnut

Near:

Next to 7-Eleven

Phone:

(610) 529-2039

Genre:

Mexican

Description [edit me!]

Tacos Don Memo features some of the best mexican food you can find on campus in a small truck between KoJa and 7-11 on 38th Street. Be ready to pay a lot for the food because the prices are nearly double that of other mexican trucks on campus. This is somewhat justified by the freshness of the produce and the amount of sauce they include on a burrito. Beware: only ask for your food to be hot if you have a high spice tolerance or a sugary beverage nearby. -AG

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Ben Franklin on Tue, 19 Nov 2013

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.

SOO GOOD Thu, 22 Aug 2013

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 5.
We are avid followers of Don Memo. Coworkers go en masse. Excited to see the new menu items! -akoala

Wed, 10 Jul 2013

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 3.
Having heard from one of my friends that it was the closest thing to authentic Mexican food she could find on campus, I decided to check it out. I had the seasoned pork tacos and it really lived up to my expectations. Not only was it tasty, but it was a generous portion! I really enjoyed the food and will definitely be there again to try something else on the menu. -Lisa

Back on 38th Mon, 24 Jun 2013

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Don Memo continues to be the best Mexican in West Philly. No one touches their Al Pastor anything or any of their tortas. They recently moved back to 38th St just north of Spruce.\n-AM -Ben Franklin

Delicious burritos Thu, 09 May 2013

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 4.
They\'re on 34th and Market now, opposite of the Drexel Rec Center (near the Law Building). Delicious chicken burritos! -Ben RS

Great but where are they? Tue, 16 Apr 2013

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
First they were near Koja, then they moved to Market, now they seem to have moved again - where? -jd

Amazing Sat, 26 Jan 2013

Quality: 5, Convenience: 2, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 4.
Tacos don memos is the best food truck on campus. The torta is amazing. Must try. Only thing: WHY did it move to market?!?! \nIt\'s more expensive the the avg foodtruck but that much better too. -Ben Franklin

Yum! Fri, 05 Oct 2012

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 3.
Love the tacos and the tostadas! Wish they\'d come back to the spot near Koja and Sugar, though. School is back in session and Market is too far. -passerby

Wed, 08 Aug 2012

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Best tacos in West Philly. Pastor is fantastic. The wait can be excessive. -JSD

Better Than Average Thu, 12 Apr 2012

Quality: 3, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 4.
Tried out a burrito earlier today. The food was good and the ingredients were fresh but I don\'t understand why everyone thinks this place is 5 star. Definitely better than Taco Bell. And I will definitely give it a seconnd chance. -Ben Franklin

Mon, 09 Apr 2012

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
I\'m from New Mexico so I am REALLY picky about Mexican food. This place is the best. trust me. -Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin on Mon, 26 Mar 2012

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 4.

Wed, 23 Feb 2011

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 2, Bang for the Buck: 3.
Be aware that the menu here is out-dated. The Mexican Sandwich is now $7 -John Franklin

Fri, 19 Nov 2010

Quality: 4, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 3.
good quality food. $8 for a steak burrito, I thought was a bit expensive for truck food. -Ben Franklin

great food Mon, 02 Aug 2010

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
This is the best mexican food I have ever eaten outside of Mexico. For the money you get a delicious,nutritious fresh meal!! -page

One more thing Wed, 17 Mar 2010

Quality: 5, Convenience: 2, Speed: 1, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 3.
There's not much else I can say that hasn't already been said. Spicy, pricey burritos that come with a long wait but a fantastic flavor. The only thing to add is that they seriously have the best horchata in the city. Be sure to try it. -Neuronix

Worth the wait. Mon, 01 Feb 2010

Quality: 5, Convenience: 2, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 5.
I absolutely ADORE Tacos Don Memo. I'm at this food truck at least twice a week for two spicy veggie tacos with sour cream. However, they are exceedingly slow. I ordered over the phone the other day to avoid being late for class, and asked for my two tacos to be ready by 12:45. I arrive at 12:45, they say it's coming up, and I STILL had to wait literally fifteen minutes to get my food. I may as well have just gone in person to order. Calling did no good at all (and they forgot my sour cream this time, even though I ordered it...). Anyhoo, their food is EXCELLENT, but be prepared to wait wait wait. -LT

Tue, 22 Sep 2009

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Viva El Memo! Much tastier fare than you'll find at any other truck. Others are faster? Who cares? No one comes close to this taste! Go to McDonald's instead if you want fast, shitty food. Come here if you want delicious, delicious art. -PhillyFoodie

Worth the wait! Tue, 22 Sep 2009

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Maybe the best authentic Mexican food in Philadelphia. I dare you to find a better taco anywhere in the city! The lines and waiting time are long for a reason--the end product is superb. Amazing food that is well worth waiting for. -Ben Franklin

Tasty and Convenient Sun, 09 Aug 2009

Quality: 4, Convenience: 5, Speed: 5, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 4.
I ordered on foodtrux.com and my order was there waiting for me. Amidst a busy schedule, the convenience of being able to order tasty Mexican food and have it prepared for me at the exact time I desire is a godsend. -Omar Seyal

Mon, 08 Jun 2009

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 4.
Best burrito everrrrr. After reading this page, I decided to order ahead so it was ready for me when I got there. But the line wasn't long at all anyway. It's right by my work so it's pretty convenient and although the dudes aren't the friendliest, I'm not really looking for conversation with my burrito-makers. -Awesomeface

best burrito in W.P. Fri, 08 May 2009

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
So far in my search for the best burrito in Philly, two places stand out: Jose's on 469 N. 10th st and Taco's Don Memo. Fresh ingredients, rice and beans done right. Excellent toppings and grilled tortilla. It's amazing to me how many other places get it so wrong. Memo does it right. Just be willing to wait for it. -yacub

Sun, 12 Apr 2009

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Two words: veggie. tacos. I go to Tacos Don Memo at least twice a week just to get two vegetarian tacos. Their tortillas are SO DELICIOUS, all of their ingredients are super fresh, and the guys that work there are always sweet. Couldn't ask for more. -Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin on Tue, 07 Apr 2009

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 4.

Thu, 29 Jan 2009

Quality: 4, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 4.
steak and chicken burritos were pretty good. spicy warning was appreciated, but found to be unwarranted. just spicy enough. -sasea

Disappointing Fri, 16 Jan 2009

Quality: 2, Convenience: 3, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 2.
Having read reviews and heard talk about this cart, I was very enthusiastic to try it. Unfortunately the chicken burrito I ordered did not live up to expectations. The meat, while flavorful, was not the best quality. It was all dark meat and I had several unpleasant and chewy bites. The tomatoes were thick slices rather than diced cubes. This lead to sections of the burrito being watery and bitter. The guacamole, a featured aspect of this cart, was buried beneath the other flavors and was not readily distinguishable. On the plus side, the rice, beans and portion size were noticably superior to other carts in the area. Unfortunately at a price of $6 and with very slow service, 20 minutes when I was the only one in line, I can not recommend this cart. -Joe College

Big Wait for Big Taste Wed, 24 Dec 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 1, Speed: 1, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Amazing - called in my order 45 minutes early, showed up an hour later, and they didn't have it ready. Staff was super friendly and apologetic. The wait time is huge, but really, this is a testament to their end product, and of course a testament to laws of supply and demand. People wait because its worth it...so bring an ipod, a book, a friend, whatever, and enjoy the time outside. You'll certainly enjoy the food. -Trophy Cliff

The Don Fri, 24 Oct 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 5, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Tacos Don Memo is the don of all food trucks on campus and belongs on top. It's the best food on Penn's campus no doubt. -Leo Saavedra

Thu, 11 Sep 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Best food on campus. I'll eat this over Pod or White Dog any day... -Ben Franklin

Muy bueno Wed, 27 Aug 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 4.
Tacos Don Memo is a great food truck. The food is delicious and the ingredients are all fresh. I really like the pastor tacos, so if you eat pork, try them. Don Memo restaurant just opened too. It's located one block from 69th street (on garrett road) Just 15-20 minutes from university city. BYOB... -Ben Franklin

Mon, 18 Aug 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 4.
As a California transplant, I have to say that this is probably the best Mexican food I've found on this coast. Only get the Torta if you are ready for a great food experience and the largest food coma you've ever had. -Aaron

Fri, 11 Jul 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
FYI, apparently the Don Memo restaurant is at 57 Garrett Rd in Upper Darby (block from 69th Street terminal)... if the food is half as good as from the cart on campus, it's totally worth the trip!! -RB

5 Stars Wed, 09 Jul 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
You'll have to wait, but boy is it worth it! Marinated meat, fresh vegetables, and an amazing hot sauce that's made daily. Why get guacamole from other burrito joints when you can go to Tacos Don Memo and they will cut open a fresh avocado and put it on your burrito (for no extra charge, mind you). The burritos are huge and will put a smile on your face. If you think you know burritos, you don't know anything until you try this place. -Fen Branklin

Slow but worth it Tue, 17 Jun 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
On the slow side, but TOTALLY worth it. Unfortunately, they're not open for the summer, but apparently they have a restaurant in Upper Darby... -Jess

TORTAS Fri, 04 Apr 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 5, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrritos! The men who work here have provided a new reason to love life. I cried tears of joy when I first ate from this food truck. It's almost blasphemy to eat Mexican anywhere else... -BURRITOS

Thu, 03 Apr 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Best food on campus. No joke, if someone offered me a meal at Tacos Don Memo and a meal at White Dog Cafe, I would take Tacos Don Memo in a second. -Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin on Thu, 03 Apr 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.

Best Mexican on Campus Mon, 31 Mar 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 4.
Freshest ingredients on campus. Everything on the menu is good. -Cheats

Tue, 19 Feb 2008

Quality: 4, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 2.
Burritos are very good and you get a dollar off for ordering veggie ($5 burrito rather than $6). It's a bit out of the way, but generally worth it. Also, visit their restaurant at 69th Street. -AG

Mark on Wed, 23 Jan 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 2.

Taco Taco Taco Thu, 10 Jan 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 1, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 3.
Best burrito I have had on campus, but DAMN was it a long wait. -Abhi
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