I had a taco epiphany today at El Poblano, a taco truck at Capitol and Hodges, just inside the Beltline. Have you ever had a dish that was so tasty at the perfect time for it and for you that you were in the grip of ecstatic joy? That was me today.
It was either cabeza or carnitas that did me so right. I don't remember which was which. The meat was so tender and juicy that I was blown away. The taco was served on a homemade tortilla with a bit of diced onion and cilantro. They also had some roasted onions and jalapenos on the side. Great salsas. The green was rather spicy.
The tacos are less than $2 each. They also have quesadillas and sopes. The truck is parked at this location M-F 8-5:30.
From my house in North Raleigh, I'd pass by at least 6 credible taco joints on Capital alone to get to El Poblano. These are: the taco counter inside the El Mandado supermarket, Los Cuates, the two places off New Hope Church I can't name right now, the taco counter in the BP gas station, and Vallarta. Each of these places serves excellent Mexican food, not dumbed down for gringos. You wouldn't go wrong getting a meal from any of these places. El Poblano is better, it's the real deal. It's worth the extra drive. Actually, these are my new favorite tacos in the Triangle by God!
3505 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604