Recently, when driving on Friar's Road I noticed a taco truck in the parking lot of Del Mesa Liquor Store.
The name sounded really familiar. I'm thinking this was the truck that used to be on Texas Street? Anyway, it was close enough to lunch.....like 10am...let's call it brunch.
The woman working...well everything it seems, she took my order, prepped the food, was the cashier was very nice. I know...fish tacos, right? Well, no...for me it was a Taco Gobernador and a Taco de Marlyn.
These aren't cheap tacos....four bucks each, but man, they were pretty hefty. No consomme offered....not sure what would happen if I asked.
The Marlyn...smoked fish was ok, the amount of fish was generous.
Things tasted on the fishy end of the scale and I would have enjoyed more smoke flavor and salt. I always think of the fish hitting an almost bacon flavor. No complaints about portion size, though I didn't enjoy the tortillas which fell to pieces.
The Gobernador (the "Governor") was a bit better.
Here there were just the little things I missed; the cheese melted on the tortilla to shield it from the juices, helping to keep it intact. I appreciate a little tomato for acid, or some red bell pepper for sweetness. The onions and bell pepper could have been stir fried a bit more; it was bit on the raw side. Can't complain about the shrimp; though not deveined, were moist and plump. Again, the portion size was generous.
Here things get....well kind of humorous. While I was waiting for my salsas to be prepared...this is what you get when you're early; a very proper Vietnamese Couple got out of an SUV. The gentleman, suit and tie, walked on over to the ATM.....the woman came on over and...how do I put it, checked out my Gobernador. Apparently she approved, she then walked over to the window and tried to order a "chicken burrito with french fries....." Well, maybe not. I could understand her, but the woman in the truck could not...she would ask her to explain and the customer did not understand what she was saying...... Which left me to translate....very strange. I mean really, the guy from Hawaii, if you read the blog long enough...with the really bad writing.....I kinda write the way I talk.....
So anyway, it becomes this strange conversation of, "pollo" to the taco truck lady..... "no pollo"...."No Chicken"....."papas fritas"....."no, no papas fritas.....", "no french fry here....." She wanted a shrimp taco......"taco de camaron...." and what I had, "taco de gobernador...." Funny thing was; we were all speaking English! Well, sometimes I think I barely speak English....... But I guess I speak Taco Truck???
Anyway, from what I had, it's a case of decent quality, with good quantity, and that might just do it for you. Heck, we used to live a couple of blocks away....there were times I would have loved to grab a couple of tacos to go with my cervezas.....
Corner of Friar's Road and Vis Las Cumbres