False taco truck alarm

Tacos Gallo's is back where it belongs, just east of the QuikTrip at Douglas and Washington.

This morning, several panicked members of the Twitter community asked me where the Tacos Gallo’s truck was.

Well, it’s at the corner of Douglas and Wabash, I told them, right where it’s been since it relocated to downtown last fall.

Then I realized what they actually meant. The taco truck was gone.

NOOO!!! A quick phone call solved the mystery. Tacos Gallo’s owner Jose Rendon took the truck to the Sedgwick County Zoo on Sunday for the big Cinco de Mayo celebration.

He didn’t return the truck to its home base until this morning, but he’ll be back in business, serving fabulous tacos, tortas and burritos, starting at 11 a.m. today.

That’s the trouble with these restaurants on wheels. At any moment, they can roll away and scare us. Glad this one was a false alarm.

By the way, I’ve been meaning to tell you all that Tacos Gallo’s recently added a few tables outside the truck, so on nice days, folks can order and then dine right there in the parking lot.

Downtown Wichita gets a taco truck

My deskmate Katie alerted me last week to an exciting development in downtown Wichita.

We have our first taco truck.

Tacos Gallo’s, owned by Jose Rendon, operated for two years at 21st and Broadway. But he decided there was too much taco truck competition in the area, so a couple of weeks ago, he relocated to a parking lot on Wabash, just north of Douglas and just east of the QuikTrip at Douglas and Washington.

This sign was posted on the truck on Monday. Yum.

Rendon serves authentic tacos on corn tortillas filled with carne asada, barbacoa, pork, chicken and more. He also offers tortas, quesadillas, fajitas and burgers. Customers who pre-order can pick up batches of hot tamales from the truck on Saturdays, and sometimes, has them leftover to serve into the week. He also serves Mexican Coca Cola in a glass bottle.

Katie and her lunch crew, who visited last week, had good things to say about the tacos. They particularly loved one filled with a meat mixture called “discada,” a combination of pork, steak, bacon and smoked sausage. Tacos cost $1.75 apiece.

Tacos Gallo’s is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.-ish Mondays through Fridays.