Monday, January 21, 2013

Tacos and Donuts - An Typical Austin Food Truck Dinner

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

It's been a while since we ate at a food truck, so, because it was so beautiful out in Austin today (70 and sunny!), we decided to eat outside at a food truck for dinner.

I checked out to find a food truck near our house in South Austin.

'Like' them on Facebook!

Mitch was in the mood for tacos (Mitch is always in the mood for tacos), so I found a place on the website called 'Mellizoz Tacos' that was open 7 days a week (many food trucks aren't), had great reviews, and was only about a mile from our house.

'Mellizoz Tacos' truck and eating area.

Mitch with Tony (owner) and Rick.  Awesome guys that were very nice and were very happy to give us Food Truck ownership advice!

The menu looked amazing and there were so many items we wanted to try.....

What we got:

Fried Avocado Taco - Tempura battered avocado with arugula, tomato, cotija cheese, and chipotle sherry vinaigrette
Padre Taco - Braised carnita pork, avocado, pineapple, and salsa fresca
Queso with Chips
Tempura Shrimp Torta - Fried shrimp, slaw, pickled red onion, and cilantro lime aioli served with garlic french fries

Total (with tip): $20

Fried Avocado Taco

Padre Taco

Queso with Chips
FYI - The only reason the cheese started to get the cooled off 'film' on the top is because we were talking to the owner for quite some time before we finally sat down to try it, not because it was served that way!

Tempura Shrimp Torta with Garlic Fries

Everything was so delicious!  The queso was served immediately, but the tacos and torta were prepared  and then brought out to us.  The Avocado Taco was fresh and tangy, and the fried avocado melted in my mouth!  The Padre Taco was braised to perfection and was slathered in freshly sliced avocado.  The queso was one of the best one's we've tried in Austin (queso is everywhere around here) - it was so spicy and yummy.  We finished our meal by splitting the shrimp torta and fries - the bilillos bread that it was served on was amazing and fresh, and the chipotle lime aioli was the perfect accompaniment.  All in all, a perfect fish sandwich that I can't wait to eat again!  To top it all off, the torta was served with delicious, crispy fries that were tossed with chopped garlic.

Although we were quite full by this time, for the sake of the blog (and not the delicious scent of donuts), we walked to the food truck next door call 'Gourdough's,' a gourmet donut truck, to get something for dessert.

"Gourdough's' - an awesome airstream converted into a donut truck!

The amazing donut menu.

Waiting in line to order.

After deliberating over the menu for several minutes (we were so full we almost considered not even getting one and coming back another time), we finally decided on something very simple, a chocolate and raspberry donut. 

What we got:

Razzle Dazzle

Total (with tip): $5.50

The Razzle Dazzle Donut

Although we were not able to finish it, the donut was wonderful.  It was a fresh made, warm donut that melted in your mouth, topped with chocolate icing, raspberry sauce, and chocolate chips.  It was so rich and smelled awesome.  We can't wait to go back and try some of the other donuts!

Full and happy.  Just one of the many food truck parks in Austin!

What a great night to sit outside and enjoy some awesome food truck food!  

Mitch and Laurel


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  2. Awesome blog! I love Gourdough's. their donuts are really good and I make sure I go by there whenever I'm in town. I'm going to try the other place in this post next time I'm in town. I have a week to be there for work in July and I'm planning to hit up a bunch of food trucks. You have given me some great ideas! Thank You!

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