Driving around neighborhoods in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, it seems like almost every intersection, gas station, and parking lot hosts a Mexican food truck. The plethora of trucks is a truly unique and delicious feature of the regional food scene. Most trucks have similar menus, offering tacos, burritos, quesadillas, gorditas, tortas, and sopes, filled with a choice of meat. There’s a slew of tortillas and breads, stuffed or topped, grilled or fried, with delicious fillings. While many trucks’ fare appears similar on the surface, some specialize in more regional Mexican dishes, the method by which the food is prepared reflecting the local heritage of the chef or owner.
The trucks and their settings certainly aren’t glamorous — you’re likely to find yourself getting takeout, perched on a picnic bench, sitting on the curb, or scarfing down a meal in your car. But, in spite of eating in modest settings, when it comes to the array of Latin American street foods available, the flavors diners encounter are another story altogether.Read More