Finding good food trucks is one of the most fun parts of a road trip nowadays. They’re quick and easy, and if you end up stopping at the good ones you’re in luck.
Since I travel full time, I regularly stop and try new food trucks, most of the time I’m looking for killer salsa, carne asada tacos, and sopes, but I also love to head to taco trucks for a quick bite in the morning.
I was also happy to find a truck that sold pupusas. If you don’t know what pupusas are or have never tried one, let me be the first to tell you that you are seriously missing out! Pupusas are basically an El Salvadorian Quesadilla, but they are so much better than the traditional quesadilla unless I’m making them 😉 Just kidding, I’ve found some really really good quesadillas in a few restaurants, namely the quesadillas at The Raging Burrito in Decatur. I really like the way they load the burrito up with grilled onions and salsa. You’ll find amazing grilled onions at traditional Mexican food trucks as well, like the ones I mention below.
Pupusas are typically made with a cheese or bean and cheese filling. I actually like them cooked with both types of fillings, but I have to admit I am a sucker for the traditional cheese filling. They are surrounded by a traditional cornmeal tortilla, but instead of the way that you traditionally cook a tortilla in which you take two already cooked tortillas and put cheese in the middle and then fry, these are made with the cheese and beans inside while the cornmeal is being cooked around them. So I suppose that they are similar to an empanada in that way.
Because they are cooked this way it makes them incredibly gooey and delish, and if you aren’t keen on spicy food, traditional El Salvadorian Pupusas are served with a very good salsa that isn’t hot or spicy. In addition to the traditional red sauce that they are served with you’ll likely also find that you’ll be given a big jar of coleslaw. You can top your pupusas with the coleslaw and the red sauce and they make an incredible meal or you can get them as an appetizer.
Love to make pupusas? Check out this awesome cookbook I found the other day:
Sopa De Res
In the past year, I’ve discovered a new favorite soup, which is Soupa de Res, or beef soup. It’s one of my favorite things to order when I go to Mexican Resturants and I’m always happy when I find a Mexican/El Salvadorian restaurant or an amazing “Latino” restaurant that just serves everything, one of my favorites is located near the El Grullas truck in Tracy, California, La Villa Resturant is one of the absolute best restaurants in the area and it serves up soups, homemade tortillas, pupusas and other traditional Latin American food.
Try these California Food Trucks
These are three awesome food trucks you need to check out on your next road trip in California. They top my lists and provide some of the best eats in town.
1. Las Grullas-1246 N Wilson Way
Stockton, CA 95205
Recommended Lodging Near Stockton, CA: Best Western Luxury Inn
2. Tita’s Pupuseria Truck20643 Tracy Ave
Buttonwillow, CA 93206
Recommended Lodging Near Buttonwillow: Vagabond Inn
3. El Volcan Truck153 Main St
Watsonville, CA 95076 (Also Located in Monterrey and Salinas California) Recommended Lodging in Near Watsonville: Best Western Rose Garden Inn
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