I went to SoCo Farmers Market over the weekend and saw a gourmet food truck I’d never tried before. I had heard great things about Taco Maria so after walking around and weighing our options, we ended up back here and decided to give them a try.
Gourmet ingredients are incorporated into “traditional” Mexican fare and I was exited to try several of the dishes.The menu was very interesting and sounded so unique.
Aracherra Taco ($3) comprised of a grilled marinated hangar steak filling with charred shishito peppers (misleading as there was only one very small shishito pepper), caramelized onions and applewood bacon. It was very flavorful nonetheless and I could’ve easily eaten three of these if I wasn’t eating anything else.
Jardineros Taco ($2.50) is a vegetarian taco with roasted pumpkin, black beans, queso Cotija and salsa de semillas sprinkled with crispy sunflower seeds. Although the seeds added a textural component to the taco, on the whole, the filling was on the mushy side from the pumpkin and the black beans. It tasted wonderful although texturally it needed something extra for me.
I ordered the Quesadilla de Tuetano ($7) for my son. The description said crispy bone marrow quesadilla, queso Oaxaca, herbs and garlic al molcajete however, the bone marrow wasn’t crispy, just the tortilla which housed the quesadilla. The bone marrow gave it a rich and creamy texture which added to its decadent flavors. My son loved it and I never told him what bone marrow was and he wouldn’t allow me a second bite so I know it was good!
Esquites con hoja quemada ($4) is warm roasted corn kernels with burnt husk butter, chile, lime and queso Cotija. If you order just one thing I suggest you order this — it was absolutely to-die-for! The chile and lime flavors worked perfectly together and the butter added a touch of smokiness that is not only delicious but addictive! Una mas por favor!
One of my favorite Mexican breakfast items is Chilaquiles ($6) and the version here was fantastic because we ordered another portion right after we finished the first one. Tortilla chips are lightly bathed with mole sauce and topped with an egg housing a slightly runny yolk (I’m going to tell them to make it runnier next time), a beautiful sauce and pickled onions. It was just fantastic!
So there you have it. Definitely order the chilaquiles and the esquitos, they blew my mind! This is definitely a new gourmet food truck to keep an eye out for. Their cuisine is innovative, creative, classy and stylish. An absolutely sexy addition to the myriad of GFTs out there!
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