When I signed the purchase and sale agreement for my house I immediately changed my spending habits. Knowing I would soon have mortgage payments, I changed my day to day expenditures. The first change I made was that instead of buying breakfast at Starbucks, lunch at one of the many delicious places near my office and snacks from the vending machine, I would make a weekly trip to the supermarket and bring all of my own food to work.
Well, I've been sticking to that plan since April, but late last week I found myself at work without a bag lunch. In the mood for adventure, I asked my friend over the cube wall, "Want to go on a quest for a delicious lunch?" She perked right up and said, "I've been dying go to the Taco Truck! I heard their in Government Center today."
With our goal in sight, we headed up State Street toward Government Center. We spotted the truck in an alcove next to the Staff Meal Truck and the Chubby Chickpea Truck.
In the name of research, we ordered four dishes. We started with the platanos fritos (fried plantains) which were served with cream and sugar. The plantains were mushy and had a taste similar to banana. I would have liked if they were a bit crispier.
The hongo (mushroom) tacos were a bit more substantial. The mushrooms were meatier than the avocado. These tacos also had great heat from the chipotle salsa. If you love mushrooms, you have to try these!
I have enjoyed meals from many of Boston's food trucks, but I have to say, the Taco Truck is one of the best. All of the ingredients are so fresh, the Mexican flavors are bold and the corn tortillas are amazing. You can taste the ground corn in every bite.
I also appreciated that even after chowing down on all four of our dishes, I didn't feel too full. The portion sizes are perfect.
Though I went for the vegetarian offerings, the Taco Truck has plenty for meat eaters. Tacos come with grilled chicken, crispy catfish, braised pork or shredded beef.
Have you been to the Taco Truck?