3464 Sullivant Avenue
(Marathon gas station)
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-10pm. Sundays at Rhodes Park.
In preparation for our first Taco Truck Tour, we recently completed our annual survey of the trucks of the west side. This part of town had been fairly stable over the past 5 years, with relatively few trucks coming or going, but this year is different – we counted 5 trucks we haven’t been to before, and have reason to suspect there are at least a couple more.
Yesterday we only had belly space to give to one truck, and that truck was Antojitos Jacky.
They carry the traditional quartet – tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and tortas – as well as preparations we more commonly associate with those sold at sporting events, such as fruit cups and chicharron preparado (pictured below). But hidden among the rest of the menu were a couple of curiosities – dorilocos and tostilocos.
We inquired, the owner explained, and we grinned – they’re walking tacos, either with Doritos or tortilla chips. This is not what we expected. For those of you who haven’t encountered them, walking tacos amount to a sliced open single-serving bag of chips topped with any of a wide variety of either Mexican (or “Mexican”) ingredients. Nachos in a bag, basically, and apparently a popular fair food in the Midwest.
Tortilla chips were sold out, so dorilicos it was. We ordered them topped with asada, shredded cabbage, diced cucumber, avocado, crema, a not-very-hot hot sauce, and ‘peanuts japones‘.
Suffice it to say it was delicious, but the joy of eating was secondary to watching an avowed hater of all things junk foody scarfing it down like it was her last meal on earth. “Who would’ve thought cabbage would go with Doritos so well?”, she opined incredulously. It was a good point.
And there we have it – the true joy of the Columbus taco truck experience. Each untried truck is an opportunity to discover something new, to gamble on serendipity and win. We’re looking forward to exploring the rest of the newcomers, especially the one that’s Chucky themed (bonus points if you find it before we write about it).