Brandon diners are finally on board with the Taco Bus with today's opening of the local chain's latest eatery.
The Falkenburg Road location, on the wide lot of a former cement mixing depot, joins Taco Bus' fleet of food trucks, as well as sit-down sites in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Plant City.
The Mexican restaurant has about 50 seats inside and another 30 on a shaded outside patio.
Tampa has long had a soft spot in its dining heart for Taco Bus, ever since owner Rene Valenzuela first converted a school bus years ago into a kitchen and parked it on Hillsborough Avenue in Seminole Heights - drawing late-night crowds, daytime lunchers and even Food Network for a TV special.
The new restaurant, at 301 S. Falkenburg Road, just north of Adamo Drive, will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 24 hours Thursday through Saturday.