(In front of Stelzer Market)
614 235 3027
Open 10 AM to 8 PM, every day
When the Taco Truck Team found Taco Nitos it was at this location. Parked nearby was a red “Ghost” truck. Nitos’s told us the owners of the carry-out planned to open the red truck in the future. The carry-out owners are from the Middle East so we hoped for a falafel truck but such was not the case.
The workers at Victor Food are Mexican and so is the food. This is an interesting spot for a truck – right by the airport, with a Holiday Inn and Thrifty car lot across the street and a trailer park at the back.
Victor Food opened at the end of April 2009. (Nito’s moved to the West Side). This truck has the least inspired name of all the trucks in Columbus. The previous name was El Coqui, which are frogs native to Puerto Rico – much more exciting. The possibility of Puerto Rican food was exciting as well. I must admit, I was not too excited looking at the truck. Even though the name is lame, Victor Food food is not.
The menu is simple and smaller than most trucks. There is a new term on the menu board – desebroda which means shredded beef (normally the term barbacoa is used).
The large window at the front of the truck allows you to watch the full cooking process from freezer to grill. This can be a plus. I ordered the Torta Cubano. This year, I have sampled several Torta Cubanos/Cubanas in Columbus. At first I had visions of Cuban sandwiches – pork, ham and cheese. You get those ingredients with Mexican Tortas Cubanos but every place varies the rest. Some places do pineapple. Most heap on hot dogs. All the trucks and taquerias pile a lot onto the torta roll. It is better to think of these sandwiches as Mexican Dagwoods.
This is the Victor Food version of a Torta Cubano:
milansa pork or beef
grilled and sliced hot dogs
ground, hot chorizo
one full avacado, sliced
Served on a grilled torta bun with cucumbers and your choice of salsa on the side. The sandwich is sliced in two hard to handle halves. At $9, this torta is a bargain – it feeds two people easily.
The truck shows some promise so we will see how the summer fares for Victor Food and post updates later.