Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Food truck review: Salsa Limon
Staying true to the Mexico City-style taco.
It is impossible to write about food trucks without writing about the ubiquitous taco truck. Credited by many with starting the modern day gourmet food truck phenomenon in Southern California, the Taco Truck changed the game by offering fresh, hot food prepared on the truck (or trailer) instead of the blah sandwich, chips, and drink from a Roach Coach near a construction site. Today, you have your choice of a variety of Asian Fusion tacos, Southern California style tacos, and just about any type of filling you can imagine. But if you long for basic tacos true to their Mexican roots, then you need to look up Salsa Limon.
Salsa Limon’s website tells us that they are "utterly committed to serving unapologetically Mexico City style tacos, pushing the limits of quality and flavor to the highest levels." In other words, Mexican done Mexican. Authentic, fresh, flavorful, and the best that Salsa Limon can make it. While special combinations are sometimes offered, the basic premise is to let you build your taco, burrito, or torta the way you want it -- kinda like the Burger King of Tacos, only so much better the comparison is an insult. Trust me, I mean it only in the most favorable way for Salsa Limon.
One of the pre-designed specialty tacos is the el capitan, a buttery flour tortilla, skirt steak, melted cheese, onion, cilantro, and their signature pickled cabbage. Flank steak can be chewy if not properly prepared, and I was curious what I’d find. What I found is that this flank steak was prepared perfectly. Tender, juicy, and infused with flavor from an incredible marinade, it was fully up to standing out in the other toppings and the tortilla. Then, this taco was stuffed and you really needed the double tortilla to keep it together.
But Salsa Limon is about staying true to the Mexico City style taco. Would the basic, style-your-own taco be "out-flanked" by the el capitan? One of my favorite taco meats is al pastor, so I ordered up a pair to compare. Again, the meat was juicy, tender, and bursting with seasoned flavors, sufficiently bold enough to balance the pickled cabbage. If you long for a bit more tartness, limes are always served so you can squeeze to your taste preference.
Salsa Limon is one of the Fort Worth Trucks that comes from a brick and mortar location. If you aren’t near the truck but you are close to 4200 S. Freeway in Fort Worth, stop in the store. But if you’re like me, somehow they taste even better coming off the truck. And, they’ve grown up from the original trailer to a new truck. You may find them parked boldly on Berry, right next to the Cellar (and directly across Berry from Fuzzy’s Tacos! – talk about BOLD – choose the truck!) and they’re rotating into the Fort Worth Food Park. To be safe, check for their location on Facebook. But unlike most food trucks, don’t check Twitter, cause unless I’m a bigger doofus than I thought, they don’t do Twitter.
Oh, and Salsa Limon, stay utterly committed to serving unapologetically Mexico City style tacos – no apology needed!
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