Savvy Tucsonans know about the second great neighborhood for Mexican food, the vast stretch of deliciousness between Oracle Road and the I-10 freeway. Cruise down Prince or Ruthrauff any day and you'll see half a dozen shops and stands serving some of the best food north of 22nd Street.
I found this place just by driving up Oracle Road, past the dirt lots across the street from the Holy Hope Cemetery. The truck has a cute cartoony insignia with a molcajete stone bowl shaped into an "M," for Molcas.
I like this place because it's got a trendy vibe, but at the same time it feels simple and sincere. Empalme, Sonora-native Antonio Alfaro has stacked the menu with colorful tortas, caramelos and various fried items labeled under the name "fritangas." My carne asada taco was standard but choice, with plump chunks of beef on a flour tortilla with a little chopped cabbage on top. They save the creativity for the salsa bar ...
Insider's tip: Despite what you may read on Yelp or Facebook, the truck is no longer on Grant Road. It's on Oracle!
Location: East side of Oracle Road just north of Miracle Mile.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week
Payment: accepts debit and credit cards