There is unbelievable chicharron in this town, and much of it is coming out of a south-side taco truck parked across the street from a QuickTrip. The truck is called Geronimo, and it's owned by Hugo Leanos, a native of the central Mexican state of Nayarit. Leanos has been doing the mobile food truck thing since 2006, but has only been on this corner of Valencia and Camino de la Tierra for the past couple months.
You'll notice right away, his chicharron taco comes loaded up with two thick slices of ripe avocado. Wait a second to pick it up, or you'll burn your fingers on the two springy corn tortillas, which are "hot as hell," according to the lady next to me. Inside? An everyman's pork product, little crispy bits mixed with gratifying chunks of salty shredded meat. Goes down easy, but be careful with that deceptively light red tomatillo salsa: It's a wallop!
Insider's tip: The truck is only a few blocks away from Casino del Sol, and it's open until 1 a.m. on the weekends. So go wild!
Location: The truck is located on the northwest corner of West Valencia Road and South Camino de la Tierra.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, closed Sundays.
Payment: cash only