Apr 08

Gluten Free Options at The Taco Truck

The Taco Truck is one of my favorite food trucks in Boston. Serving Authentic Mexican Street Food using locally grown and organic food [whenever possible]. On Sundays, from May 5th through October, the Taco Truck joins a whole slew of Food Trucks at Sowa Open Market. For the full schedule, click here

The tortillas used are 100% corn. All of tacos, except the pescado and aquacate, are gluten free.
If you tell them you have a gluten allergy they can change their gloves. But do be ware that there are gluten items in the truck, and there is only one fryer, so cross contamination is possible. I didn’t have any problems, but I do not have celiac, so use caution, as always, when dining out.

The tacos come in pairs, costing $4.50 – $5.00 ($2.25 – $2.50 each), which is actually quite reasonable, especially considering the focus on local and organic ingredients. As of now you can’t mix and match, but it would be great if they could offer this option to their costumers. My advice, go with a friend and order two different tacos. This is exactly what my sister and I did.

All ingredients are fresh, there’s no question there. I could taste the freshness of the cilantro, vegetables, and handmade sauces. And everything is incredibly flavorful. All tacos are served on double corn tortillas with a lime. Cotija cheese or avocado can be added to any taco for an extra for 75 cents each.

We tried two tacos, first was the Pollo Asado ($4.50); a mixture of guajillo (chile) marinated grilled chicken with lime-pickled onions and roasted red salsa, topped with avocado. Amply filled with juicy, moist nicely seasoned chicken.

We also ordered the Carnitas Michoacan ($4.50); slow braised sweet pork with onion, cilantro and fresh green salsa. The Carnitas were also moist,and  taste as though they had been braising all day. The green salsa and onions were so fresh and unlike anything I’ve had at a Mexican restaurant before, also very spicy, much spicier than the pollo taco.

The Platanos Fritos, aka fried plantains, ($2.50) were sweet and creamy. I loved the soft texture of the plantains, but would have preferred the crema on the side. Plantains are like bananas, but much sweeter. If you haven’t tried platanos fritos before you must try them!! These were among my favorites, Orinoco also makes delicious plantains.

There is always a line around lunch time, so get there early or be patient. The line moves slow and the food takes longer than expected to be prepared, but I assure you it is worth the wait.

 

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