Pepe

Rating: ★★★☆☆

17360764_10155140491768011_378675536_n.jpgDid you know that José Andres has a food truck? It’s called Pepe and it serves Spanish-inspired sandwiches. The day that I went, the line was pretty short and I got my sandwich quickly, though the cold weather may have played a role in the short line. I ordered the Butifarra Burger, which was a long, narrow baguette with olive oil, bravas sauce and Spanish butifarra sausage. It was a bit too small for the $12 I paid for it and while I wasn’t wowed by the sausage itself, the interplay of the 17354808_10155140491808011_2067843021_n.jpgsausage, the olive oil, the bravas sauce and a high-quality baguette made for a really tasty sandwich. Still though, I don’t come to a food truck expecting small plates, so while I know that’s José A’s M.O., larger sandwiches would be welcome.

You can find Pepe’s location on its Twitter.

Tapas Truck

Rating: ★★★★☆

13393110_10154270146683011_1998150976_n.jpgTapas Truck is a food truck, serving (of course) tapas, making it an enticing alternative to the endless kabab and falafel trucks. You can find their location on their Twitter. I’m not sure how authentically Spanish some of their offerings are, like the “pork slider andaluz.” They’re generally tasty, though, and I like the fact that you can have a varied lunch by choosing a few of them. I ordered the popcorn chicken with pimiento sauce and garlic fries, the chorizo over rice, and mushrooms over rice. The fries were excellent but the popcorn chicken tasted as though it wasn’t fresh out of the fryer. I understand that food trucks need to prepare some things in advance and one of the downfalls of this place is that the large menu means that not every item is necessarily the freshest. That said, this truck gets points for being the only one serving tapas, which is cool for a change.