Food Truck of the Week: The Salsa Truck

By Sarah Freeman  |  July 30, 2014

The original lineup of cook-on-board trucks still remain our favorites — The Fat Shallot, Jerk (opening a brick-and-mortar this fall) and, of course, Chicago’s first food truck preparing tacos made-to-order, The Salsa Truck. Owner and 30 Under 30 honoree Dan Salls has kept things going strong with both the truck and food truck commissary/lunch hot spot The Garage by offering consistent quality and a rotating selection of carne asada, rajas and pescado tacos.

Even better than finding our favorite food truck is having our favorite food truck come to us. We arranged for a stop at our office building in River West, something that most trucks can accommodate upon request given that the office building is large enough and parking is available, a friendly alternative to nearby 600 West that has 99 problems with food trucks (the nearby restaurants calling the cops is just one).

The little red truck never fails to deliver big flavor in the form of sweet al pastor with chucks of pineapple and slow roasted chicken in a rich adobe sauce. A delicate balance of cilantro and diced onions accents tacos starring the perfectly cooked meat. No order is complete without one of their house salsas, from roasted jalapeno to sweet habanero and the salsa de la casa, which can also be purchased by the jar at The Garage.

Last Week: Caponies Express