Alec Morrison and Megan Sanchez opened this cart at the beginning of May. They started as "Taco the Town," which focused on bringing from-scratch tacos (tortillas and all) to the public on a bike. They have since upgraded to a full trailer, still winning people over with the hand-pressed tortillas, fresh salsas, and sustainably raised pork.
After a couple of good friends recommended this food cart, I had to try it for myself.
There are three types of tacos to choose from, each being $2. Their tortas are $7, while their bolos are $8-$9. I went with tacos this time. Can't pass up the fresh tortillas. While I've seen other places double up the tortilla, it's just a single tortilla per taco here.
|Tacos from Guero PDX|
Carnitas al Guero (left); Chochinita Pibil (right)
The Cochinita Pibil takes that same pork, but slow-cooks it in achiote and banana leaf. Put some pickled onion on there for some tang and color presentation.
Jitomate is an interesting combination of strewed habanero-tamarind tomatoes with pinto beans. It's served with cheese and avocado. A nice choice for a person who wants a bit more heat.
Many people already know that I'm past insane with heat levels. At Guero, there's a carrot-habanero hot sauce waiting. That bottle is clearly marked "HOT!" I otherwise ignored that warning and helped myself. Nice tang and sweetness with a pleasing burn.
In the interest of science, I also tried their milder green sauce. Yum.
Alec and Megan have one heck of a food cart. The pod is still near a main street (Burnside), so head on down and check them out. 8/10
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