I just had the best, most flavorful, authentic tacos ever at a Kettleman City Taco truck right off Interstate 5!
On 9-9-11 I was bombing up I 5.
I needed gas,food and a cold beer.
There is of course the super popular In and Out burger in KC,But I was kinda burgered out after eating at the most excellent Foster Freeze twice in Carpeteria a few days earlier.
Plus I saw no "Quicky Marts" right off the freeway that sold beer?
So I decided to drive the 3/4 of a mile drive toward Kettleman city.
I struck gold!
Not only was the gas nearly 50¢ a gallon cheaper than the stations right off the exit but the Gas Mart sold super cold beers at nice prices.
As I drank my icy cold beer in the 90 degree weather I saw a lone taco truck in the empty dirt lot across the street.
I like tacos and regularly go on Taco truck crawls in Oakland and San Francisco.
I ordered 4 tacos from the really nice and cute, perfect english speaking girl,I think her Dad is the owner.
She said everything was good...no truer words were ever spoken.
I ordered a Pollo,Cabeza,Carnitas and a Birra taco.
They came on a paper plate at $1.25 each.(they also have a 3 taco with rice and beans special for $5)
Each taco was surprisingly distinct in flavor from the other and they all were not just great but absolutely fantastic!!
I also got a Carne Asada Torta to go that was good but not jaw dropping perfection like the tacos.
The name of the truck is "Tacos El Grullense" straight down the main road less than a mile past the fast food joints on the left.
They serve Tacos,Burritos,Tortas and Quesadillas.
Meats available are Asado,Pastor Lengua,Cabeza,Pollo Barbacoa,Tripas and Carnitas
Forget the fast foods joints and try El Grullense taco truck in Kettleman City right off I5.
I would love to hear other travelers opinion of their tacos.