As the end of the food truck season was sadly approaching I had been trying to get in as many food truck eats as I could. And with the cooler weather pretty much here now I’ve been daydreaming about sunny beaches so I thought Mexican food would help me feel like I was on a holiday. I had heard good things from a few people about the Casa12Doce truck so I figured I’d give it a go.
The chef of this food truck is from Mexico City so I trust that he knows authentic Mexican food. I was able to make it out to 2 lunches to try them before they closed for the season.
On my first visit I ordered the Gringa and a chicken taco.
The Gringa had 2 flour tortillas with cheese in the middle, al pastor pork, pineapple, onion, cilantro and a lime wedge. The pork was moist and had a good flavor. The pineapple and the cilantro went together really well and the fresh squeezed lime was a great addition. I have to admit that I’m not typically a fan of flour tortillas but this might be the exception they were fresh and light and with the cheese melted between them it was a great compliment. I quite enjoyed the Gringa.
The chicken taco was also pretty good. Traditional Mexican tacos are pretty basic as was this one. It was 2 corn tortillas, seasoned chicken, onion, cilantro and a lime wedge. The chicken was moist. I like bold flavors so to me the chicken could use more seasoning but it was still quite good. There was an assortment of sauces to choose from but since most of them were tomato based I avoided them and went for the Garlic and Japaleno sauce which says it’s mild but offers a good kick! For me a little of this went a long way.
Tyrone also ordered the Gringa and said he enjoyed it. Then he decided he was still hungry and got an order of the quesadillas with cheese and potato which he also said were pretty tasty.
It was a really nice day and we were in no hurry so we sat in the chairs provided and ate and chatted and watched others come and go. There were a lot of Latinos coming for lunch so to me that’s a sign that the food must be pretty authentic. Most other patrons were ordering tacos so I made a mental note to try more of the taco options on my next visit. After the initial lunch rush the chef came to the window and was chatting up his guests. Nice to see that kind of hospitality 🙂 I asked him a few questions about the food truck business which he was happy to oblige in.
On my second visit I decided to go straight for some more tacos and ordered 2 sirloin and 1 al pastor.
The al pastor was similar to my Gringa as it had the seasoned pork, pineapple, onion and cilantro. Pretty tasty. The sirloin were all right. The meat wasn’t as moist and I didn’t really think they were seasoned much at all. Personally I would get the chicken or al pastor again or try another option. My coworkers that I went with mostly ordered tacos as well but one of them also ordered the flautas which he said were pretty good.
Overall I give them a thumbs up. The tacos are authentic. Even if they don’t pack a punch of flavor, that’s just how they are supposed to be. Perhaps if my tomato allergy hadn’t hindered me from the sauces I could have added more flavor to them.
As they are now closed for the season I will have to try a couple of the other Mexican restaurants around Edmonton over the winter so I have something more to gauge them on too.
Hopefully you give them a try come the spring.
Thanks and until next time, enjoy your adventures!