Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tamale Co. Food Truck

I first read about the Tamale Co. food truck on my friend Amanda's blog, Eating Out...Without.  

Two Sundays ago, we headed down to the Food Truck Bazaar at Fashion Square Mall to check them out.  

The words "gluten free" appear prominently on their truck, because their whole menu is gluten free.  

A tamale is a Mexican dish made of masa (a dough made of corn flour), that is filled with meat or vegetables, wrapped in a corn husk, and topped with various sauces, pico de gallo, cheese, etc.  

I don't eat sour cream or mayonnaise, so I asked for my tamales without any kind of aioli or crema.  

The ladies at the food truck were so extremely patient and kind as I tried to figure out what I wanted to eat, and how it could be modified.  They suggested I try the chicken verde and the chicken rojo, minus the cream sauces, crema, aioli, and cilantro.  Both of my tamales, which were covered in lots of queso fresco, were delicious.  My husband and I enjoyed their slightly spicy kick.  My kids gave them a thumbs up as well.

I look forward to visiting the Tamale Co. food truck again soon to sample some more tamales.  Here's their full menu:

Verde (chicken or pork) -- meat is seasoned and cooked in our signature Chile Verde sauce, served with tomatillo cream sauce topped with cilantro Aioli, queso fresco, and cilantro leaves

Rojo (chicken or pork) -- meat is seasoned and cooked in our signature Chile Rojo sauce, served with chipotle cream sauce topped with queso fresco, crema and chopped cilantro

Ropa Vieja -- succulent shredded brisket braised with tomatoes and spices, served in it's own tomato sauce, topped with Aji Amarillo Aioli and sweet plantains

Buffalo Chicken -- pulled chicken, marinated in our special cholula buffalo sauce, served with our signature creamy blue cheese sauce and topped with buffalo sauce, carrots and celery

Rajas con Queso -- strips of fresh jalapeno with chihuahua cheese served with our tomatillo cream sauce, topped with crema and cilantro leaves

Choriqueso -- chorizo Mexican sausage and chihuahua cheese served with our Tamale Co. special Huajillo Sauce and topped with queso fresco and crema

Name unknown (this tamale was sold out and a sign was covering the name) -- homemade black beans seasoned with special herbs and spices, served with chipotle cream, topped with crema

Caribbean Pork -- slow-cooked savory pulled pork smothered in our sweet piloncillo glaze, served with pina pastor cream, topped with our tropical pico de gallo

You can pick any two tamales for $8.50.  For $10.50, you get two tamales, rice and beans.  A side of rice and beans can be added to any order for $3.00, and they were also selling homemade horchata.

You can follow the Tamale Co. food truck on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Truck Email: info@tamaleco.com
Truck Phone: (407) 455-1580

January 17, 2015 Update

The Tamale Co Food Truck will now be at the Winter Park Farmers Market every Saturday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Have you visited the Tamale Co. food truck?  What are your favorite tamales?


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