Latin Burger And Taco Truck vs. MAO Colombian Fast Food

Last night, the Latin Burger & Taco Truck was finally in my hood aka Westchester. I was excited because I knew I could convince my parents to check it out. The truck was parked at a car wash on 84th and Bird Road.

My high tech map partially taken from a MAO flyer
My High Tech Map Partially Taken From a MAO Flyer

It was busy and in the midst of this, the owner of MAO Colombian Fast Food (which is right across the street) came over and started complaining in Spanish to the manager of the car wash. I guess that wasn’t enough so he decides to start shouting in broken English to Jim Heins, one of the owners of Latin Burger & Taco Truck (Ingrid Hoffman is the other). He was screaming at him that was going to go to jail. I didn’t think anything of it, but the guy was really steamed.

A few minutes later the Police show up. Jim shows off their license(s) and they are good. I know someone is going to say, “How do I know MAO’s owner called the police on them?”

The answer: As luck would have it, the 911 operator who directed the call is a friend of mine. Mao’s owner called in an “Illegal Vendor”. Too bad it didn’t work out for him, but he shouldn’t worry about what is going on across the street from him where he has no say.

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10 thoughts on “Latin Burger And Taco Truck vs. MAO Colombian Fast Food

  • January 22, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    whoa, i didn't know latin burger had ingrid hoffman on board. I wonder why they don't advertise that fact more?

  • January 22, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Why does this little incident remind me of Plankton and his restaurant, Chum Bucket?

  • January 22, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    I'm surprised the guy didn't get heat for using 911 for what is obviously not an emergency.

  • January 22, 2010 at 3:30 PM


    It was nice meeting you. Wear them with pride, lol.

  • January 22, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Why didn't you take photos?

    Haven't I taught you anything?

  • January 22, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Unlike you, I have no interest in getting arrested for taking pictures.

  • January 22, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    If you would have gotten arrested, I would have had it on my blog immediately.

    And you blog stats would have gone through the roof.

    Think of the headline.

    Burger Beast Behind Bars for Photographing Burger Dispute

  • January 22, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    I agree with Carlos dude, get your hands dirty once in a while (with something other than condiments)and you may just come up with gold. Alright, enough bashing, but pics would've been awesome.

  • January 23, 2010 at 3:28 PM


    My hands got dirty enough putting together the 7 inches of that hack band you used to be in. The only reason you want pics is because you're a nosy Hialeah resident.

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