Hello food truck nation!
As if taco Tuesday couldn’t get any better… We’ve found another must see taco spot right in the middle of Midtown, the Midtown Garden Center to be exact. Tacomiendo is bringing bold and authentic Mexican flavors to some of our favorite Tuesday favorites! Carlos Maloff and his brother, Jamil Maloff are the proud owners of Tacomiendo, bringing their father’s taco recipes to life. They’ve nestled their food truck right in the middle of a beautiful garden, creating the perfectly lunch getaway. Interested? We don’t blame you…
Tacomiendo is changing the way we do Tuesdays! This family owned business is all about quality and not quantity. Their handcrafted tacos are made from Carlos’ father’s famous taco recipes. Ever since Carlos and his little brother could remember, tacos were always a staple at their home. Friends and family would come together at their house every December to celebrate birthdays and hosted a taquiada. A taquiada is basically an event revolving around what else, tacos! So, where did their father learn the art of taco making? He did some studying in Mexico when he was younger and was fortunate enough to learn everything on how to create the perfect street taco. His recipes are clearly a hit, bringing in oodles of customers since they opened their doors three weeks ago.
You can find Carlos and Jamil in the kitchen on any given day. They have been in business together for a while. Back in Honduras, their first venture together was opening a hotel and running it together. During this time, Jamil was able to take some cooking classes and that was where he found his passion for food and cooking. They are not formally trained chefs, but they are self-taught and can whip up some amazing dishes! Together, they came up with the name “Tacomiendo”. They hope to bring a smile to the people who say it. If you’re Hispanic, you’ll know why! Otherwise, Tacomiendo basically translates to “you’re eating” in English.
One of the best things about Tacomiendo is the lovely garden that surrounds this food truck. They are located within the Midtown Garden Center in the heart of Miami. They have situated tables and chairs within the garden for customers creating a one of a kind experience. Once inside this green bubble, you will soon forget the hustle and bustle of being in the middle of Miami. So, we had to ask Carlos just why he chose this special location. He lived just a few blocks from the Midtown Garden Center and once he saw that location was vacant, he know he needed to jump on it. And, the rest as they say is history. He loves that his customers can walk around the garden and eat his savory tacos at the same time.
Even though Tacomiendo is new to the food truck scene, they have made quite the name for themselves already. Their best-selling dish is not your traditional taco… Their veggie tacos are their best seller; selling out on any given night! It is made with a delicious mushroom puree, topped with sautéed squash, topped with a buttery avocado slice and placed on a warm tortilla. They have a large vegan following, so they have decided to add more vegan-friendly options to their menu, coming soon in 2019! Another fan favorite is their not-so-classic chicken taco, which is made of tender, pulled chicken cooked slowly in their secret tomato sauce and topped with creamy provel cheese.
Tacomiendo is planning to expand and open more locations in the future. They’d love to sell their father’s margaritas to pair with their street tacos. Can you think of a better pairing? We didn’t think so... This food truck encompasses everything we love about the food truck culture. It is all about family and bringing the people within the community together through food. We love the little escape Carlos and his family have created in the middle of Midtown Miami. And, we want to thank them for letting us share their awesome story to the rest of the food truck nation!
Until next time,
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