(Note this Truck is closed / was sold as of June 2014)
6157 Cleveland Ave (Parking Lot of House of Cigar, west side of street)
We seen a few seafood-focused taco trucks come and go on the west side before but Aguachiles brings this novelty the east side. Found on north Cleveland Avenue just south of 270, it’s conveniently (if you’re getting take out) located in the parking lot of a beer store.
The truck takes its name from the dish – aguachiles – which is a shrimp ceviche in which the shrimp are essentially cooked in lime juice. Usually aguachiles are very spicy but the version at Los Aguachiles was probably the mildest version we’ve had. It didn’t suffer for the lack of heat and I’d imagine you could order it spicier. As is traditional, it’s served with crackers and tostadas.
The truck offers several different versions of shrimp cooked on the grill. The main difference seemed to be different levels of spice. We enjoyed our order of camarones a la plancha. The shrimp were grilled with onions and peppers and still had a little kick even though this was reputed to be the mildest option. They were served with cucumber, rice and beans as well as tortillas.
We also tried a tostada de camarones y pulpo (shrimp and octopus) which proved to be a solid version of the dish. Not too spicy but with plenty of lime and some avocado.
In addition to the seafood, there are plenty of meat options including the usual taco truck staples of burritos, tacos, tortas and quesadillas.
The truck has a tent with some seating and the owner and staff were friendly. The truck had only been open 3 days when we visited so we expect the menu and hours to evolve as they get established.
385 Georgesville Road (by Shannon’s Pub)
Hours 9am-10pm. closed Wednesday
Alternate location at Rhodes Park on Sundays.
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Carlos, the owner of Las Delicias, has been telling us about plans for a new truck for some time. This week it finally opened, and it is a stones throw from Las Delicias I. The new truck specializes in mariscos (seafood). When we realized that the woman serving our seafood had previously worked at Mi Chula we knew we were in good hands.
The menu is extensive and is divided into tostadas, cocktails (think shrimp cocktail) and empanadas. Options include octopus (pulpo), shrimp (camaron) and fish (pescado). Vuelvea la vida is a mixed seafood cocktail that is supposed to be a good hangover cure. Ceviche Kora at Mi Chula was a mix of mussels, shrimp and white fish. Campechanco is a completely different set of animals than the dish of the same name at Taco Nazo. Here is a cocktail of cooked shrimp and tender octopus drowned in a red sauce something between a marinara and a salsa and topped with avocado. It is served with saltines or tostadas and would be really refreshing on a hot day.
We will add more details /translations as we try more dishes.
We sampled the aguachile tostada (Hungrywoolf’s favorite from Mi Chula) and it was just as spicy and refreshing as we remembered. It’s hard to see the shrimp in the picture but believe me, they are there.
We also had some of the sopa de mariscos (seafood soup). It might seem bit steep at $10, but you get a huge serving of soup (a quart?), which contains an eye-popping amount of seafood (octopus, squid, shrimp and fish) and a stack of tostadas on the side. Eat as-is, or pile some seafood and a squirt of sauce on the tostadas at eat ’em that way.
The truck also has a limited range of standard taco truck fare including tacos, tostadas and burritos. On Sundays the truck moves to Rhodes Park to cater to the crowds of soccer players.