San Jose's 5 best food trucks (that won't break the bank)

Looking to try the top food trucks around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable food trucks in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

1. Tacos Santiaguito

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Topping the list is Tacos Santiaguito. Located at 350 Saratoga Ave. in Winchester North, the Mexican food purveyor is the highest rated budget-friendly food truck in San Jose, boasting 4.5 stars out of 347 reviews on Yelp. Expect burritos, quesadillas and street-style tacos with meats like chorizo, grilled steak and pork al pastor.

2. Agha's Gyro Express

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Next up is downtown's Agha's Gyro Express, situated at 300 S. Second St. With 4.5 stars out of 239 reviews on Yelp, the halal Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food truck has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. Choose from chicken and lamb gyros or chicken and lamb rice plates drizzled with creamy white or spicy red sauce.

3. El Diferente Loncheria

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Fairgrounds's El Diferente Loncheria, located at 1198 Vine St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving it five stars out of 40 reviews. Its long list of proteins, from fried eggs and grilled chicken to beer-battered fish and beef intestine, are used to make tacos, tortas, quesadillas and burritos; or, go for a platter of meat with sides of rice, beans, salad and tortillas.

4. Tacos La Morenita

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Tacos La Morenita is another Mexican joint on the list, this one in Calabasas. It also serves tacos, tortas and burritos stuffed with grilled meats — top them off with your choice of a handful of red and green salsas. It is another much-loved, inexpensive go-to, with five stars out of 37 Yelp reviews. Head over to 12015 Saratoga Sunnyvale Road to see for yourself.

5. Tasteebytes

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Finally, over in Northside, check out Tasteebytes, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 92 reviews on Yelp. It specializes in hot dogs, but also offers loaded french fries, sandwiches and churros, among other options. Dig in by heading over to 326 Commercial St.


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