UPDATE: I wrote this post when Univision & Food Network star Ingrid Hoffman was still involved with this truck. All of the original recipes on this truck came directly from her. Shortly after her departure many things changed and the food was never the same.
As luck would have it, just as I arrived to Latin Burger and Taco Truck’s location they were in the process of moving to another location. So of course, I followed them. I literally followed right behind them while I read their tweets as to their next location.
They arrive and I miss where they park (because I was paying attention to Twitter) so I need to round the block. I take over the menu and decide, a Latin Macho Burger = Yes, a Pulled Pork Taco = Yes, Fries = Yes.
There are also some awesome made from scratch Sauces like the Red Pepper Mayo and my favorite, the Gauchup. I thought it was Ketchup and Guacamole (that sounds plain nasty) but I was wrong. It’s Guayaba (Guava for the gringos) with Ketchup. It’s a sweet sauce and at first I didn’t know what to make of it. I dipped a Fry into it and I was trying to grasp the flavor. With each successive dip, I became more and more enamored with it. It’s really good.
The Pulled Pork Taco is a soft Taco (more like a Burrito actually) with Shredded BBQ Pork topped with bits of Avocado, Onions and Cilantro. It had a great BBQ taste and the ingredients tasted very fresh. I’ll be honest with you, I’m not a fan of Avocado but this “Taco” was right on target. Everything came together well.
The Latin Macho Burger has a mix of Chuck, Sirloin and Chorizo Beef with Oaxaca Cheese, Caramelized Onions & Jalapeños (aka Hottie Onions) and Red Pepper Mayo (or you could go the Avocadolicious Sauce route). It’s not one thick Burger but 2 thin patties cooked on a flat top.
It has a nice fresh bun also. I bit into it and my first thought was, I need to order another one. I stopped long enough to take a picture of the Burger after a few bites.
One of the best Burgers I’ve had this year. It was devastatingly good. It’s different and in this case, it’s a way good thing. The Fries were not fresh cut but they were crispy. The Fries also had some seasoning on them, plus I needed them to dip in my Guachup.
Did I go back for a second Latin Macho Burger? I did but I ended up with their Chicken Sandwich (which isn’t always on the menu). I had the option of making it Buffalo Style, which I didn’t take. I had the Oaxaca Cheese and Hottie Onions on it. Good stuff. At one point I was dipping it into the Guachup.
Check out the Latin Burger Truck, it’s a must.
Ingrid Hoffman’s Latin Burger & Taco Recipes: