One of the great things about Fresno’s food truck scene is that it’s ever-changing. As some trucks fold, others arrive with new, tasty offerings. The latest crop of food trucks/trailers includes servings of good old-fashioned meaty burgers, Mexican food with a twist and Southeast Asian cuisine.
You can find these trucks at various locations around the city and at special events.
Urban Latin Bistro
Owner/chef: Juan Esquivel. The bistro is part food truck, part rolling mural as Esquivel combines two of his interests, cooking and art. The outside of his food truck is splashed with a bold mural from Fresno artist Estevan Sanchez, also known as Werk.
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Type of food: Mexican/Latin fusion. Tortas, tacos, ceviche, quesadillas and a grilled burrito. Equivel’s food is big on flavor. You can taste a bit of sweetness from the pineapple sauce he adds to his tacos al pastor or chocolate to his marinated pork shoulder. Esquivel, whose father ran a restaurant in Mexico, has also introduced traditional dishes like sincronizada, a quesadilla with ham, cheese and jalapeno.
What’s popular: Tacos al pastor. The meat is tender, juicy and with a subtle flavor of pineapple.
Sweet and Spicy Fresno
Owner/chef: Chan Senechaleunsouk. The Senechaleunsouk family launched the food truck last year after Chan, the mom, got itchy to do something new and exciting.
Type of food: Lao and Southeast Asian. There are traditional dishes like papaya salad and sausage along with a few crossovers like crunchy meatballs served with your choice of sauces, and occasionally tacos made with fried chicken or crunchy meatballs. Keep an eye out for their specials like chicken curry soup.
What’s popular: Meatballs, papaya salad, pad thai and chow mein with fried rice.
Burgers & More Co.
Owner/chef: Sonny Paz and April Wells. This longtime couple, who both have full-time jobs, love cooking and entertaining. They started the food trailer as a way to have fun on the weekends.
Type of food: American. If you crave a thick, juicy burger, then you may want to check them out. Along with burgers, they make jalapeno poppers, onion rings, french fries and homemade chili.
What’s popular: Burgers, especially one of their specialty burgers like the Kicking Cowboy, a spicy burger with bacon and two beer-battered onion rings on a one-third pound hamburger patty.