Right, so this could be some of the saddest news ever: Coup de Taco may be closed permanently. We can’t confirm any details, but we have heard through reputable grapevine sources that the owners are moving on. This makes sense given the truck’s extremely long “winter break.”
We’re trying to get some concrete word from the guys there, but so far they haven’t responded to us. Stay tuned for updates!
Coup de Taco will happily not serve you as you study for finals. After a whirlwind semester of latenights outside Smoke’s, traveling around town and that weird Entourage thing, Coup de Taco is taking a vacation. A long one. The above tweet, posted yesterday, speaks for itself. See ya in twenty-eleven?
Word has it the taco guys are performing a much needed coup de late night eating. Good late night grub, particularly on weekdays, is particularly weak, aside from that one time a mysterious truck called Gibbs Tailored Ribbs showed up outside Blarney. To remedy this, Coup de Taco is jumping on the late night bandwagon and will be open tonight from 12 – 2, presumably to cash in on the (drunk) post-Smoke’s crowd. No word yet on whether this will be a recurring feature.
After a brief stint being entirely slathered in an Entourage-themed paint job (or was it a sticker?), Coup de Taco has stripped if off. And now, instead of being the snazziest truck on campus, it looks like one of the most down and out. We stopped by the truck today, where they told us the promo was over. Despite looking a little grubby, the tacos were good as ever. We’re thinking they’ll be working on a paint job soon.
The boys are not back in town. Along with its glitzy Entourage makeover, it appears the Coup De Taco gang are pulling a Vinny Chase and shooting for the big time. The truck’s owners are blogging that they will be taking the truck downtown a few days a week, beginning tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »
This is weird: it looks like every cool kid’s favorite taco truck has gotten a pretty extensive makeover, courtesy of the cast of Entourage and the good people at myphl17. Good thing that CdT logo is still there in the corner – otherwise we’d have no idea what the hell is going on. Also, when did they find the time to do this?
Update: Turns out this is all part of a promotion for the syndication of Entourage on myphl17. Big things to look out for include a new Entourage inspired menu (???) and an epic giveaway on September 21st where the first 600 people to stop by between 1 and 5 will get free tacos. This more than makes up for being confronted by Jeremy Piven’s pervy stare while ordering lunch.
Sifting through the scintillating Career Services internships can often get tedious. But every once in a while, due diligence pays off and you find cool things… like TACOS!
Okay, so it’s not exactly stuffing your face with guac for a stipend, but you do get to hang out with the Coup de Taco folks. They’re offering the first-ever (as far as we know) food truck internships, where lucky applicants will get the chance to basically invent a business strategy. Or something. Finance words scare us. Luckily, there’s also a PR one!
Anyway, here and here are the apps (you need to be logged into PennLink) if you want to check them out. We’re assuming “delivering apology tacos to A-Gut” is missing because it’s just such an obvious intern task.
Unlike the other Green buzzing around Penn, the new stickers you may see around campus are actually doing something pretty cool for the world. The Penn Environmental Group initiative Green Acorn is now certifying local businesses (including restaurants and food carts) for their sustainability practices by putting a cute little acorn up. It’s like Zagat decals, only for tree-huggers!
Stop by Copa or Coup de Taco, the first Penn establishments to get certified, if you want to feel less guilty about what you eat. Unfortunately, the guilt about calories still remains, but we’re sure some enterprising students will soon come up with a decal for that too.
For more info on Green Acorn, check the DP article here.
We were so psyched to hear that we could pay for our Magic Carpet meal deals by credit card, because seriously, the trek to the Wawa ATM = no fun. But get this: the DP reports today that scores of food carts near campus are now accepting payments by text message.
The system is set up through a service called Venmo started by enterprising Penn grads (duh), whereby you can send a text to a specific number to pay your bill. This sounds cool, but if technical difficulties make the line at Hemo’s any longer or the process of getting a burrito at Don Memo move any slower, we will not be pleased. In addition to Hemo’s and Memo’s, the service is also available at Coup de Taco and Hub Bub.
Anyone tried the system yet? Let us know down below.
As you know, we’ve been crushing on Coup de Taco since they opened. Today (and tomorrow and Saturday), our favorite taco truck is combining forces with the Penn Taiwanese Society to raise some dough for Typhoon Morakot relief efforts. As per PTS:
PTS is teaming up with a food truck, Coup de Taco, to raise money for Typhoon Morakot relief. 10%+ of the sales during these three days will go to the fundraiser, so come chow down on Coup de Taco’s delicious tortilla-wrapped treats while supporting the Typhoon Morakot relief efforts!
What: Coup de Taco/PTS Typhoon Relief Fundraiser
When: December 3rd-4th (Thurs-Fri) at 11am to 8pm AND December 5th (Sat) at 12 to 3pm
Where: Coup de Taco food truck, 40th Street between Locust and Spruce
Typhoon Morakot devastated Taiwan and Southeast Asia in August, causing the worst flooding and the most fatalities from any storm in over 50 years. The typhoon has killed more than 600 people and has caused an estimated $1.5 billion in damage. Grab your friends for one… or more… delicious meal(s)!