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Here, the best of the best, as chosen by Seattle Weekly readers:

GOLD: El Camion Best of Seattle Readers' Choice Winner

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Best of Seattle: Readers' Favorite Taco Trucks

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Here, the best of the best, as chosen by Seattle Weekly readers:

GOLD: El Camion Best of Seattle Readers' Choice Winner

Vegetables are often an afterthought at taquerias, but this sleek taco bus lavishes care on its produce, assembling firm, fresh vegetables for its tacos, burritos and quesadillas. The truck, which reliably lures even reluctant home improvers to the Home Depot parking lot, offers four punchy salsas and pickled vegetables for customers who want to rustle still more flavor from their slow-cooked meats.

SILVER: Rancho Bravo

In a city beset by pitmasters who drown their meats in sauce and taco-makers who slather salsa and crema on their tacos, Rancho Bravo distinguishes itself by not burying its carne asada and carnitas beneath too much stuff. The best bet on the traditional menu is the torta, which former Seattle Weekly critic Jonathan Kauffman likened to his "platonic ideal" of torta-hood, a descriptor cued by the sandwich's brilliant inclusion of vinegary pickled jalapenos.

BRONZE: Marination Mobile

Few taco trucks serve spam sliders - but few taco trucks are as consistently extraordinary as Marination Mobile, which specializes in tasty mash-ups of Korean and Hawaiian cookery, tucked into warm corn tortillas. The soulful meats and spice-spiked tofu are paired with crunchy slaw and "Nunya sauce," a pasty, peanut-ginger sauce that's so fantastic it's now sold by the jar.

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