As a foodie and cook, I’ve always been attracted to the concept of the taco truck. I can’t say whether it’s the compact kitchen, the idea of being in a different place each day, the creative challenge of mobile meals, the informality of serving/eating streetside, or maybe it’s just a holdover from my childhood, the ice cream truck’s song still dancing somewhere back in my head.
In any case, score a big hit for campus dining options in my book with the arrival of the “official” UTMB Taco Truck. It’s parked out in the circle east of the Moody Medical Library. I’ve eaten there three or four times, never disappointed. The pork tacos are excellent. Here’s the announcement in case you missed it:
The Food and Nutrition taco truck was created in order to serve the numerous contractors that will be on our campus due to the upcoming renovations. This will hopefully alleviate congestion in our campus eating venues. During the past few weeks, the truck has been around various locations on campus during lunch hours. The taco truck will now be located next to the Library from 11am until 2pm, Monday through Friday. Once more contractors arrive on campus, the truck will travel around campus to areas that will serve more customers.
The items offered are tacos, quesadillas, sandwiches, salads and much more! For more information, please contact Oliver Godoy at 772-9575.
UPDATE 9/10/10: Taco truck is MIA, maybe too good a thing? I hear it will be coming back. My paper napkin and I will be ready.