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El Nutri Taco Truck

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#41 nervousxtian

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:50 PM

Funny, I like Mission-style burritos.. guess I'm doing it wrong.

If I just wanted meat, I'd get tacos.

#42 reduxredux

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:50 PM

Tried the namesake "Nutri" burrito today. Not good. It was a grainy whole wheat tortilla with rice, beans, onions, bell peppers, a little bit of fake meat...? The veggies were fresh but the flavors weren't particularly Mexican and didn't go well with the tofu crema or the salsas they had. The onions were irregularly chopped and not browned enough; the bell peppers overpowered the rest of the ingredients. Nothing was seasoned enough to make up for the lack of cheese or sour cream or meat. I can happily eat a bowl of sprouts with olive oil for breakfast, but this felt like the lamest kind of health food. I hate getting burned for making a healthy choice or for choosing vegan/veggie at a place that supposedly does both.

#43 sacman

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:53 PM

I went to El Nutri yesterday with my ex-girlfriend*. We ordered liberally from the menu.

There's nothing new to report here. But the day was beautiful, we ate outside, I had my camera with me, and the food was delicious. How about some photos, then?

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Let there be no question that the orange juice is fresh. I wanted it to be colder, but it was still good.

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The "Gringos Taco." Flour tortilla with cheese, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and meat (carnitas, in this case).

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Carnitas taco.

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Al pastor sope. The sopes are hand-made, while the tortillas are not. Incidentally, the sope recipe does include some wheat flour, if that's a concern to you.

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Chorizo taco.

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More chorizo.

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Lengua taco.

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Chorizo sope.

All of it was good to great. This has become one of my favorite carts. Of course, me being me, I want some more organ meats...but the chorizo is really damn good, too.


* Well, she's my wife now. Therefore, she's no longer my girlfriend, so I sometimes call her my ex-girlfriend. I'm not 100% sure she likes the moniker.
- I am an employee of a Portland-based firm that has business relationships with several local food-related businesses.