Chicken tacos are tough. Quite literally. Finding a truly wonderful one with plump and flavorful flesh rather than the chewy bland stuff ... It's pretty rare. But I've done it, by accident in fact! I was driving down Broadway and saw a bright yellow food truck The Happy Tummy - A Dining Experience on Wheels, over by The Encanto Pet Clinic.
The truck is run by Richard Hernandez, a former contractor who grew up around catering and restaurants, including a Chinese place in Hermosillo owned by his mom's godmother. His menu is a mix of Asian chicken wings, boba tea and "stuffed" burgers.
But he also does a Cancun Taco that sits in a light chiltepin salsa. The half-moon crisps fried in non-Gmo oil are rather elegant, with paper-thin radishes poking out of the white crema. And the chicken inside, roasted with lemon pepper to "lock in the good flavor": It's perfect. Crunchy and peppery on the edges, soft in the middle ...
Interesting newsy bit: Richard plans to open a second truck Neo Nacho: Mexican Asian Kunfusion in the same lot in the next couple weeks.
Location: southeast corner of East Broadway and South Columbus Boulevard
Hours: hours vary, but he tries to stay open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days
Payment: accepts debit and credit cards