The Taco Truck
Since first opening in 2009, The Taco Truck has been bringing the authentic flavors of Mexico to New York and New Jersey- and now to Pennsylvania with the opening of its location at King of Prussia Mall. Since January 2017, the big orange truck has parked at its new home in the food hall, Savor King of Prussia.
It all started with founders Jason Scott and Chris Viola’s travels through Mexico. Their mutual passion for the fresh and flavorful taqueria fare they encountered throughout the country. Coming back to the United States they noted the lack of authentic Mexican cuisine and started with a little food truck that roamed the streets of New Jersey. After gaining a loyal following, the first brick-and-mortar location opened in 2010 in downtown Hoboken, NJ. Fast forward to today the brand has expanded to include 3 brick-and-mortar stores, carts and kiosks, in addition to the original food truck!
“We have been looking at the Philadelphia area for quite some time,” said Jason Scott. “Once we heard the lineup of operators they were going to bring to Savor King of Prussia, it felt like a natural launching pad for our Pennsylvania expansion.”
Part of the new Savor King of Prussia food hall, guests can expect an experience that is anything but ordinary. Designated dining areas for The Taco Truck guests are anchored by a larger than life replica of the signature orange taco truck logo, perched above diners’ heads as they enjoy taqueria classics and signature dishes from The Taco Truck. The new outpost also includes a vertical spit rotisserie, this spit allows The Taco Truck’s iconic Al Pastor menu items to be prepared and served in the traditional manner – slow cooked on the rotisserie and cut straight from the vertical spit.
Remaining loyal to its mission of serving authentic, “Abuela approved” Mexican street fare, taco loving Pennsylvanians can look forward to authentic menu items, such as Carnitas Tacos with braised sweet pork, onion, cilantro and fresh green salsa, Barbacoa Tortas a toasted Mexican sandwich made of white onion, pickled jalapeno avocado crema, black beans, braised beef and chipotle salsa and Pollo Burritos with grilled chicken, lime-pickled onion, roasted red salsa, red rice, black beans and crema.
Gluten free diners will enjoy that all tacos are served on stone-ground warm corn tortillas, except for the Pescado Tacos with crispy catfish, red cabbage, pico de gallo, tartar, chipotle salsa, on a flour tortilla. We loved the heat in these fish tacos and they’re much bigger than the other tacos. We also enjoyed the indulgent Aguacate Tacos filled with crispy avocado, black beans, sesame seeds, pickled onion, tortillas fritas, and chipotle salsa. These tacos are vegan and some of the most unique that we’ve ever seen!
If you’re not in the mood for tacos you should most definitely stop by and try the Quesadillas Las Gringas filled with marinated pork, queso, pineapple, and fresh green salsa. This quesadilla is a nice sized meal and much more flavorful than what we’re used to with the pork and pineapple inside. If you’re looking to try something you probably didn’t have before- try the vegetarian Berenjena Torta with crispy eggplant, and chipotle salsa.
If you’re too hungry to shop the mall, but don’t want to ruin your appetite for dinner, grab the Nachos El Guero with black beans, queso, lettuce, roasted red salsa, crema with pollo, carnitas, barbacoa, al pastor or verduras on top of corn tortilla chips for a gluten free treat. The La Capital Soup is a seasonal dish being served until April. This soup is made with chicken, rice, homity, lima beans, carrots, corn, cilantro, lime, chipotle and is also gluten free.
Health conscious shoppers will enjoy the La Unica Salad with mixed greens, queso, tomato, avocado, pumpkin seeds, crispy tortilla, pineapple vinaigrette and option to add pollo, carnitas, barbacoa, verduras, al pastor, or pescado. Grab a side of Guacamole, Rice and Beans, or Street Corn corn kernels, mayonnaise, queso, chile de arbol, epazote, lime broth on the side.
They’re even serving up homemade salsas including:
- Fresh Green – easy does it
- Roasted Red – getting warmr
- Chipotle – caliente
- Habanero – fire breather
Wash it all down with Aquas Frescas fresh fruit waters, Jarritos Mexican sodas, and the real deal Mexican Coke. The restaurant is located at 160 N Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA. The Taco Truck has their other brick-and-mortar locations in Hoboken, Princeton, and Morristown, New Jersey. The truck and cart operate in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
The Taco Truck brings authentically crafted, naturally delicious Mexican street food to the mouths of many. Jason Scott and Chris Viola have partnered with notable, award-winning Mexican chefs to create an authentic, Abuela-approved menu. The Taco Truck prides itself on being a friend to the planet, promoting sustainable living by composting all food waste and to-go packing, when possible, and obtaining LEED Silver Certification at the Hoboken location.