There is no phone number for Taqueria La Cha Cha, and we cannot guarantee that it will be at 22nd & Highland when you drive by. It is a truck, and currently 22nd & Highland is a conveniently empty lot in which it can park, run its generator, and set up a couple of picnic tables outside its order window for customers to sit down.
There are a few items other than tacos on the menu – burros are available, as are glasses of the sweet rice drink known as horchata – but it’s the tacos that lure us off the road. These are handy, well-made, genuine Tucson tacos available with ingredients that range from vaguely familiar (carne asada) to such exotica as birria (a zesty spiced goat), cabeza (that means head), tongue, and tripe. They cost $1.25 apiece, so whichever kind you choose, it’s an inexpensive adventure. And the ambiance, sitting at the portable table, serenaded by the gas-powered generator, is priceless.
"Note the cord leading into the truck from the right of the photo: this comes from a generator that the proprietor sets up out by the street where its noise and odor will not disturb customers while they dine."
"The choice of tacos will not be familiar to eaters who know only Tex-Mex cuisine or the "Mexican" fare served at fast-food chains."
"Dining amenities at Taqueria La Cha Cha include a large tree to the southwest of the tables. In the late afternoon, this provides good shade from the sun."