Thursday, July 07, 2005

Tacos Pihuamo

Tacos Pihuamo
329 E Main St
Monroe, WA 98272


Pihuamo is a small town of 8,000 people in Mexico, and, while Monroe is clearly much larger, it does seem fitting for a taco truck named after a small town to be in a small town.


Tacos Pihuamo is everything a taco truck should be: it has great food, more types of meat than menu items, a one page tick-mark accounting system, and it's located directly adjacent to a train track. It's also just off Highway 2, which makes it a great place to stop when you're returning to Seattle from a hike in the mountains.



While the menu is simple, the dishes are great. Get a variety of meats on the tacos (or stick to the always really good carnitas) or get the quesadilla, which could be named the taco-mondo because it really is just a mammoth taco. Vegetarians get the goods here - they throw tasty beans on your taco in place of meat.



Things to avoid at Tacos Pihuamo: the horchata. It's too sweet and too thin. Stick to the Jumex or the Jaritos.


Things not to avoid at Tacos Pihuamo: the candy. Mexico is now regulating, with some efficacy, the amount of lead in children's candy. Try it.


Just because the truck isn't there when you go by in the morning doesn't mean that it's gone - they actually do pick up shop and leave every night (or at least some nights). They'll be back around 11 or 12 and a picnic table will be waiting for you.

23 Comments:

At 3/18/2006 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

your page is tite

 
At 3/18/2006 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is just the perfect place to eat, at pihuamo's style.CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OWNERS.YO SOY DE PIHUAMO.

 
At 7/19/2006 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tacos Pihuamo esta muy delicioso y barato! It is actually one of three trucks in Monroe. Tacos El Rey is near the intersection of hwy 522 and Main Street, and Taco Dany recently set up shop on Lewis street between Main and hwy 2

 
At 8/11/2006 4:11 PM, Anonymous Victor De La Mora said...

Well I am from Pihuamo but I live in California so I hope that one day I can go and try your food. Viva Pihuamo!!!

 
At 10/17/2006 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tacos Pihumo truck pictured here was hit and smashed by a drunk driver a month or so ago. Thankfully, the people inside were not seriously injured, and the driver's insurance paid for a new, beautiful truck which is back on location, serving the same wonderful food. Eastbound on Hwy. 2, turn right on Lewis St. then left on Main, truck will be on your left just before the tracks. Westbound on Hwy. 2, turn right on Main St. and look for it on the right just past the tracks.

A satisfied gringo customer

 
At 11/20/2006 6:15 PM, Anonymous ray said...

hola soy de pihuamo mi nombre es RAYMUNDO SOSA algun dia quisiera probar tus tacos

 
At 11/24/2006 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hola soy depihuamo y tendo 26 anos viviendo en houston perono olvido los tacos del portal de pihuamo francisco perez

 
At 12/01/2006 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

De segurito que tambien deben de tener tacos de birria al estilo Pihuamo, tan sabrosa como la de Moy el Pato, o la de don Salomon, que en paz descansen... Reciban un saludo de Manuel Garibay a todos los Pihuamenses que ahora radicamos en los Estados Unidos.
Arriba Pihuamo
mangaribay@sbcglobal.net

 
At 1/10/2007 11:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Felicidades a los de la lonchera y ojala un dia pudiera probar su rica comida que yo se que si son de Pihuamo han de cocinar muy rico.Saludos de Sacramento Ca.Sandra Davila M.

 
At 2/10/2007 11:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hola yo tambien soy de pihuamo y tengo 7 anos viviendo en corona california pero no olvido mis hermosas raises y quisiera poder contactar me con mas personas de mi pueblo mi nombre es salvador cardenas serrano ahora no tengo e-mail pero mi tel. es (714)758-3682 grasias.

 
At 4/13/2007 6:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hola!!
yo soy el chino zamudio,
saludos a todos los paisanos!!
espero te balla bien en tu negocio..
y que venda muchos tacos....
y viva la calle angosta!!!
saludos a mi amogo el chuy!!!
(el albaƱil)<3

 
At 4/28/2007 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hola felicidades por su negocio de tacos y saludos des de san diego yo soy de pihuamo yvivia por la livertad familia tapia larios

 
At 5/05/2007 2:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOLA SOY DE PIHUAMO TAMBIEN..TA BIEN K TENGAN UNA LONCHERA CON ESE NOMBRE!!!ARRIVA LA FAMILIA HEREDIA!!!!

 
At 6/10/2007 8:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Felicidades por tu lonchera, ponte una sucursal en Santa Ana por que aqui no hay buenos tacos, yo soy Fernando Galvez Larios y arriba Pihuamo!!!!!!!!!!!!! o no.

 
At 7/01/2007 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hola saludos a todos los de pihuamo
de parte de la familia Verduzco Arechiga vivimos en La Puente Ca.

 
At 7/24/2007 4:20 PM, Anonymous jose l.garcia said...

hola yo tambien soy de pihuamo mi nombre es jose l. garcia (el ceviche) es un gran gusto entrar a esta pagina y encontrarme con todos sus comentarios. saludos desde Fort Worth Texas.

 
At 7/31/2007 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best in monroe

 
At 9/09/2007 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be nice to have pictures of the new truck, which has been in service for over a year. Same wonderful food

 
At 10/07/2007 6:19 PM, Anonymous ms.proust said...

Amazing that a post from 2005 has received so many comments (many of which I wish I could understand...) Indeed we went down Main St in Monroe in search of food after a wet & muddy hike & found Pihuamo by accident since I hadn't brought the address with me.

We were a little too cold to stop right then, so we headed to Tapatio first to grab a bite & a beer, promising myself to leave room for the truck on the way out of town. Time & again, Mexican restaurants seem to be a waste of money compared to the quality of food available at most trucks. Why is it that every restaurant serves the same mediocre menu?

Their tacos were $3 each, just for the addition of cheese, tomatoes & lettuce. So $20 later, we had sopa de albondigas, a tostada with chile colorado & a chicken taco, plus a beer & chips. The best part was their pico de gallo & a soccer game on the tube, but I wouldn't go back.

As for Pihuamo, I ordered one asada & adovada taco to go & loved them both. The adovada was a favorite with smokey dried chile flavors & their two salsas, especially the red, were admirable. Next time I'm hiking, I'm eating here (well maybe in the warmth of our truck!)

Thanks for this great resource...

 
At 1/26/2008 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hola mi nombre es danelia jimenez hija de amador jimenez y librada aguilar y yo vivia por la calle escobedo en pihuamo las calles cercas a mi eran la reforma,soy sobrina de consuelo morfin y eliodoro y jose aguilar que hacia huaraches para vender yo vivo en sandiego y me gustaria recibir mensages o conectarme por e-mail con personas de pihuamo especialmente gente que sea como yo que quiera hablar de nuestro pihuamo. mi e-mail es jgarciao276@gmail.com arriba pihuamo

 
At 1/27/2008 2:14 PM, Anonymous wawa said...

Hola! yo tambien soy de Pihuamo Mi nombre es el wawa 2. Tengo 14 anos viviendo en California con mi esposa y thres hijos. Me da gusto ver que hay tanta gente de mi tierra. Espero tener contacto con ustedes 925-634-9953

 
At 12/22/2008 3:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hola yo tambien soy the pihuamo no puedo olbidarme de mi lindo y hermoso pueblo mucho menos cuando llega Diciembre las fiestas. Despues de mucho tiempo regrese pero todo esta muy cambiado my calle Santa Cecilia ya esta emparimentada ho no lopodia creer que lindo pero pero ay un problema los Domingos los mucachos y las muchas yano dan la buelta en el jardin ahora esperan al novio sentadas en las bancas que las lleve apasear pero en troca,carro,o tractor pero No caminando es increible como cambiamos. Yo vivo en Los Angeles.

 
At 12/25/2008 11:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hola my name is Jorge Sosa from oklahoma. my dad is jose thought we might be related

 

Post a Comment

<< Home