Thursday, July 12, 2012
Food truck review: Rock and Roll Tacos
The truck that helped start the food truck explosion in Dallas still rocks the streets.
If you are like me and think that everything is better with bacon, then you gotta wrap your lips around the bacon wrapped shrimp accented with grilled bell peppers and onions topped with pepper jack cheese from Rock and Roll Tacos. You, my friend, have just experienced the bar-setter in Shrimp Tacos!
You know you mouth is watering now, it’s the weekend so get on the ‘Net and find out where you can get your fix. I’m tellin’ you. These were some of the biggest, fattest shrimp you’ll ever find on a taco anywhere. Go ... Go now! NO, wait, read the rest of the story. Then go look up James Quinonez or any of the friendly staff on the truck and ask for the Tijuana Taco.
Want something a little lighter. Go no further than the Ceviche Island Heaven. A light, crispy tortilla topped with shrimp ceviche with avocado, onions and tomatoes. Fresh, cool and just right on a hot summer night. The little bits of shrimp in the ceviche weren’t as impressive after chowing down on the monster shrimp in the taco but the flavors melded well. I admit, this one had stiff competition tonight, but tastes differ and it could well be just what you desire.
For the finale, we bring you the Spicy Mac’n Cheese. If you think Mac ‘n Cheese is just for kids then you need to try this. Spicy, creamy, cheesy, yummy!!!
I know, you’re thinking that’s a pretty small looking cup of Mac ‘n Cheese and, at $3.00 you may think it is overpriced. Trust me, the quality of the ingredients and the rich, satisfying taste will shortly convince you that any more is too much.
Keep that in mind when you visit the Rock and Roll Taco truck. The menu offers the basics and premium selections. Everything on my menu tonight was a premium offering. The Tijuana Taco and the Ceviche Island Heaven were $3.50, a full dollar more than the standard tacos like Al Pastor, Carnitas or Barbacoa. They were worth the price.
Rock and Roll Tacos is one of the first trucks in Dallas to open a brick and mortar location. On May 31, they opened in Deep Ellum in the old music venue LaGrange. The partnership is working out great for both parties and Quinonez, not content to replicate the truck menu has gone all out in with an expanded menu, cool new interior design scheme featuring a 1954 Chevy pickup truck converted to the salsa bar and something they can’t offer on the truck – Air Conditioning. The fixed location is at 2706 Elm Street in Dallas and the truck can be found at favored truck venues and events across the DFW area!
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