Sacramento: taco truck, corn cart!
So, in my ongoing taco truck research (see the map at http://www.yumtacos.com/ ), I went out to pick up supper this evening. I hit the taco truck zone on Northgate just past West El Camino, where there are usually two trucks; tonight there was only one.
In addition to the carnitas, lengua, and adovada tacos I got there, I noticed a lonely fellow with a cart at the far end of the lot. He had fried desserts, and a giant steaming cauldron of steamed corn on the cob. For $1.50, he puts a huge cob on a stick, butters it - real butter - rolls it in crumbled cotija, and shakes chili powder all over it. Absolutely delicious!
For $16, I fed two very hungry people with 2x jarritos, 10x tacos and 2 enormous ears of corn. Highly recommended.
excellent tacos. the further north truck, which was not there tonight, is slightly better and adds onions and cilantro; at this place, you have to add it yourself.
half were decent, half were very good. couldn't tell what was what, except for the adovada which was very good.
the other truck, the one that is usually there but which was not tonight, has lengua which is EXCELLENT. this one had cabeza but i was scared to get that.
An update: the truck on El Camino just east of hwy 80 (between Howe and 80) is EXCELLENT. Called Tres Hermanos, it's open 10 am to 10:30 pm every day except Sunday. In addition to very generous $1 tacos ($1.50 for the tripas), which are surpringly non-greasy, they give you a big scoop of grilled onion and a BIG crispy fried chile with each order of 2 or more tacos.
I thought the adovada and buche (grilled pork belly) were especially good. The buche is mostly fat, so you probably won't want more than one.
I had 2 tacos here, plus bought a big chicken burrito for the wife & everything was excellent. Nice folks too.
For those who were interested in the northern most truck on Northgate Blvd...
The taco truck called La Mex Taqueria on Northgate Blvd is open until about 10 p.m. on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends. It's closed Mondays and Wednesdays though.
They have tacos, burritos, tortas and a (bigger) supper burrito. The meat selections consists of asada (steak), pollo (chicken), carnitas, lengua, adobada, cabeza, chorrizo, tripa. They also serve ceviche (shrimp, lemon, tomato, cilantro, onion) on a tostada which is delicous as well.
Tacos are only $1 there and they are great tasting and authentic. Definitely worth checking out.
2650 Northgate Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95814