Friday, April 24, 2009

King Taco Express, Marsing

This is the truck I recommend when visiting Marsing, Idaho. Freddy's tacos will do in a pinch but if both are open go to King. The great advantage King has over Freddys is variety. I tried lengua, pastor and asada (I think, it's been a few weeks). I do remember that they all tasted good.

If you're not hungry you might want to hike up one of the many canyons in the Owyhees, then go back to Marsing for Lunch.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Freddy's, Marsing

When a taco vendor greets me with the phrase, "chicken or beef," I become suspicious. Also, ground beef and tacos are two things that should only be together at Taco Bell or Taco Time or on my plate in the 1970s.
Freddy's does not have great variety, but on the bright side they

have a cute trailer and they provide seating for their customers

and parking

and a flag.

If you find yourself in Marsing I would recommend driving a few blocks west of Fredy's to see if the other truck* is open for business. If not, then go back and eat at Freddy's. My colleague and I both ate tortas. One of my favorite parts of a torta is the avocado part. Sadly our tortas were avocado free.

*To be mentioned in a future post.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Los Portales, Nampa

A colleague from Portland, Oregon snapped this photograph with his iPhone. Thank you. He is a vegetarian and enjoyed a bean, cheese and avocado taco. Moments before we had eaten tacos at Jalapeno taco truck on Federal Way in Boise. He thought both were delicious but preferred the taco at Portales because it contained whole pinto beans. I had a yummy lengua taco. The tacos at Portales are served with limes and radishes. After this we went to Tacos Aguillia in Nampa. I had another lengua taco. Also delicious. The colleague had a third bean taco. He still preferred the Portales taco because of the whole beans. Also, Portales was the only truck that put the requested avocado on his taco.

The truck is on Garrity on the right as you head toward downtown Nampa. I will post more precise directions later.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Benny's Taco Bus Weiser

From the side I wasn't sure if this was a business, a sign, or a former business

but from the front it looks like an actual, viable taco concern. Unfortunately they aren't open at 7:30 in the morning and my associates and colleagues - well, two associates and one colleague - would not wait 4 1/2 hours for the bus to open. But that wont stop me from recommending it. Next time you are looking for Mexican food in Weiser try Benny's.
Let me know if it is good.

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