Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks.
The Truck: The Taco Guys
The Cuisine: Global cuisine delivered on a tortilla
Specialty Items: Maui fish taco, kalua pork taco
Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunch time, a total 15 minutes from the end of the line to food in hand.
It wouldn't be entirely untrue to say that the taco might be the ultimate food truck food. It is endlessly riffed on, was the primary reason food trucks existed before the boom, and with a little Korean flair, provided the kick that launched the movement via Kogi in LA. The humble taco is also what turned chefs Jason Hoffman and Justin Close, a pair of classically trained cooks looking to do their own thing, into the Taco Guys.
Their truck, and their global flavors delivered on a tortilla, span from Hawaii to Burma and North Africa in a way that somehow manages to avoid feeling like a gimmick.