|Taco de Paco is the Latest Food Truck to Take to the Streets of Baton Rouge|
Left: Michael Benton Prepares Tacos for Some Customers
Right: Owner Jared Loftus Passes some Tacos to an Eager Eater
Since Taco de Paco still had some logistics to iron out and they knew there would be a crowd for this much anticipated service, they featured a limited menu with three taco options. Justin and I each ordered two of them, but Jared was kind enough to throw in the third taco so I could get a good sampling of the menu. The tacos came with traditional Latin-influence names: Juan, Pablo, and Miguel.
Left: Pablo - Steak, Onions, Cilantro, Lettuce, Bell Peppers
Right: Juan - Chicken, Onions, Cilantro, Lettuce
The first two tacos were certainly a notch up from most typical American quick-service tacos. They had a level of authenticity to them which I really enjoyed. The flour tortillas weren't freshly made, but they were at least warmed up and tasty. I'm a big fan of cilantro, so the fact that they had it on both tacos didn't bother me at all and I really feel like it gave them a nice touch. Pablo beat out Juan if I had to choose between the two. The steak had a better flavor than the chicken, and the addition of the multi-colored and sautéed peppers kicked it up a bit more. Both tacos were tasty, but they lacked a certain "messy" quality that I almost expect out of a taco truck or any street food. There were no juices running down my chin or forearms after eating these two tacos, and that disappointed me a tad, until...
|Miguel - Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Black Beans, Cheese, Pico de Gallo|
Taco de Paco is now roaming the streets of Baton Rouge. Join their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter to see where you can find them on any given day. I know I'll be looking them up again to see how the progress is going!