Urban legend had it that there was a taco truck located somewhere in New Carlisle; I heard this rumor for some time after starting my new job in Huber Heights back in 2012. A few weeks back, in a completely random occurrence, I ran into the president of the local RAT pack at the Triumph dealer. Tacos in hand, he not only confirmed the existence of this mythical food truck, but also told me where to find it. I realize that this sounds pretty silly, but apparently there were several rumors of where a Taco truck could be located in New Carlisle, who the operator was, and what the menu was like. Having been there myself at this point, I confirm, it does exist, and you cannot find it on any website. Without further ado, on to the food.
So, last week my buddy Jeff dusted off the Thruxton and rode it to work. It only seemed right to take the Triumph twins out for a spin at lunch and try out this highly anticipated Taco Truck. “Behind a gas station” was really all I had to go on, but after checking behind the speedway (that’s a tricky one, there are two speedways, and they face one another), we located the Taco Truck behind the Marathon on the North end of town.
The Menu is simple, burritos, tacos, or quesadillas; along with a small selection of Jarritos Mexican soda. Naturally, this food truck is a cash only affair, having only a few bucks in my pocket I got a taco and a quesadilla. The soft tacos are good, but not what you’d expect if you’re craving Taco Bell. This taco truck is authentic (so I’m told), so the tacos are extremely tame by American standards, probably bland for most folks. The proprietor has hot sauce available if you’re looking to spice things up a bit, but for simplicity sake, the tacos are good, just not special. The quesadilla is where I was truly surprised; having no idea what to expect, I figured a quesadilla would consists of a tortilla and cheese in some fashion or another; well… there was a tortilla. Quesadillas in this case are flour tortillas served with your choice of meat (shredded chicken in this case), salsa, special sauce (I have no idea…), and ample amounts of cilantro, which is really what sealed the deal for me.
Extremely happy with my first initial trip, I decided this week that it was necessary to make a return visit to try the last item left on the menu, the burrito. Six bucks may or may not seem like a reasonable price for food truck fare, but considering the price for a Chipotle burrito, and having seen the serving size during my last visit, I figured it was worth a shot. The infamous Taco Truck didn’t disappoint, flour tortilla, shredded chicken, salsa, a hint of refried beans, a sprinkle of rice, salsa, hot sauce, red peppers, jalapenos, and more of that delicious cilantro; Chipotle, you’re officially fired.
Finishing off my Pineapple Jarrito, I asked the gentleman when he was open. To my surprise he said he opens at 10 AM, closes at 9 PM, every day. Remember: cash in hand, behind the Marathon station in New Carlisle, if you find something on the web about this place, let me know!