It’s 100 degrees, I’m squatting in an alley in the shade, soaking wet in my tennis outfit, hunched over eating a taco at light speed. I look over and my friend is doing the same thing, with taco filling all over our faces. Some would call this rock bottom, I call it a fabulous lunch.
Pray tell, where was I that eating in a squat position, sans table and chairs is acceptable? Easy, I went to one of the new Louisville food trucks last week: Holy Mole. And Holy Moly is it good. If our kids weren’t with us and if they served alcohol, I bet we would have been there for hours in that alley.
I followed them on Facebook to find out their location and stalked them for about a week, until they were coming somewhere close to me and at a good time.
It is a two-man operation in a very spartan truck painted green. One guy is the cook, the other takes the orders and doles out the Mexican cokes. There is not much to the inside of the truck, but notice what caught my eye first thing-their pots. I have one of the Le Creuset dutch ovens at home in red and covet the lime green one. So, this is serious food, done by serious cooks.
I’m a snob when it comes to Mexican food. Being from Texas, the bar is set pretty high for me. This food was delicious. The menu consists of four different types of tacos: chicken mole, fish, chorizo and vegetarian. All are made with homemade corn tortillas, the likes I have not seen since I last ate them in Houston.
The only taco we did not try was the chicken mole. The fish taco could compete with any of the best ones here in town.
Did I mention they serve Mexican coke? For those of you that have not journeyed into the lands of Mexico, their soft drinks are all sweeter and as my kids say “more better.” My son stole mine and I never saw it again. He was up for hours that night.
My other treat was the bevy of hot sauces, one of them “too hot to handle” as deemed by the chef. It was a homemade concoction. Considering I was already beyond perspiring, I opted out of that sauce.
Tacos range from $3-$4 with optional sides such as sour cream, avocado, cilantro, onion…the list seemed endless.
How do you find the taco truck. You have to stalk them on Facebook or Twitter. Search for Holy Mole and they update their location. Sometimes they sell out, so they will only be in one place for a short while.
There are other Louisville Food Trucks, also found around town. Included are: San Diego Sandwich Works, Busta Grill, El Rumbon, MozzaPi, Lil’ Cheezers and Louisville’s (vegan) Morels Food Truck. They can be found on Facebook under Louisville Food Trucks: future truck experiences will all be posted here– never fear!