Hola, dear friends! When we moved to Melbourne, almost a year ago today, one of our friends came over to help us unpack, and told us a bit about our part of town. "If you walk all the way to the end of Rathdowne Street," he told us, "there's a truck that sells tacos from out the back."
This sounded too good to be true and so, as soon as I got the chance, I followed Rathdowne Street to the end. At which point I discovered that it was, indeed, too good to be true. At the end of Rathdowne Street there was... a cross-road. A little grassed area. Some houses. And nothing more.
It didn't take too long, however, to discover that my friend had actually been referring to the Taco Truck, and its newer sibling Taco Truck Dos, which roam the streets of Melbourne bringing the kinds of soft-shell tacos I'd come to adore in New York to our parks and byways.
And this summer, they have been good enough to return to the end of Rathdowne Street a number of times, and we have hurried on up for a tasty meal on more than one occasion.
My favourite order is the fish taco, but you pretty much can't go wrong with combinations like beef and slaw taco, chicken and corn, black-bean, and more; served alongside corn chips and creamy guacamole, seasoned with fresh lime.
Will you join me for a picnic by the edge of the road some summer evening?
ps. Sink your teeth into more of Melbourne's Meals on Wheels