You might have thought (hoped?) that we were done with tacos for a while. But no, somehow we are not sick of them.
There’s a new truck parked outside of the Sabor Latino club (4527 N. Roxboro Rd)–now it’s Taqueria Lopez truck #3. (Are there really 3 of them?)
This truck offered quite a few meat options in their tacos, including some of the ones you don’t always see. We got four: carnitas, al pastor, asada, and campechano (which is chorizo and suadero (brisket)). They got them all out to us disconcertingly quickly. You might have noticed that our fave truck, Benito’s, always has a line–and it’s in part because he refuses to precook any of the meat. We were also disappointed that our car did not fill up with the thick, wonderful taco aroma that it often gets in the short drive between truck and house.
Still, the tacos weren’t bad.
The al pastor was an especially pleasant surprise because it actually included a discernable number of pineapple chunks, unlike many of the ones I’ve had around here. The campechano was an interesting combo of meats that I hadn’t tried before, and I definitely liked them together (though the chorizo was bordering on too salty for me, something I almost never say). The asada was just ok, and we agreed that the carnitas were somehow a bit odd, but couldn’t pinpoint exactly why. We were only given one salsa, a green one, and it was nice and spicy.
I’m not sure whether the Lopez truck has permanently replaced Benito’s (Sabor Latino) truck, which used to park outside this club, but I think in the future I’ll seek him out instead. I’m not sure if he has a new regular spot (though I know he’s been going to Third Fridays at Golden Belt and sometimes to Pinhook), but he’s sure worth trolling the streets for.