For those of you familiar with New York City’s Highline, an old raised railway that has since been turned into a public garden, the Taco Truck is a familiar name. The Taco Truck has been bringing authentic Mexican food to hungry stomachs in New Jersey and New York for some time, and now they’ve moved to Boston as well! The Truck is up and running (though often taken off the road to facilitate corporate catering) in the downtown area with a brick and mortar location in the works.
I’d heard about this food truck through friends in the Big Apple and expected a lot from the bright (and I mean bright) orange vehicle. Fortunately they didn’t disappoint. The tacos were simple in construction but full of rich and delicious flavors and the menu allows you to choose between tacos, tortas (Mexican sandwiches, toasted and topped with white onions, pickled jalapenos, avocado, crema and black bean spread) and ensaladas (salad). I chose to get the Barbacoa de Costilla tacos ($5) which consisted of pasilla braised shredded beef with onions, cilantro and a roasted red salsa made with tomatoes, cilantro, onion and serrano pepper. The meat was moist and flavorful and the salsa packed a little heat but wasn’t overwhelming. It was an ideal light and filling summer lunch and if you choose to order this tasty morsel ask them to add queso Cotija!
Then of course you can add some Totopos ($4) to your order and I promise that these addictive lime seasoned tortilla chips will be gone before you get back to your desk. Throw in a Mexican Coca-Cola and debate with your friends and co-workers whether it’s cane sugar or honey that makes it taste so much better than our canned cola. A trip to this truck is well worth the walk.
Wondering how you can locate this food truck and other tasty morsels? Or maybe you want to see the Dogs-Only Food Truck next month and aren’t sure where it will show. My favorite food truck app is Street Food Boston, it’s fast, reliable, and gives you multiple options for finding trucks.