4/08/2013 08:58:00 AM

Street Food Philly Launching Taco Mondo Truck With Empanadas

New food truck alert: the pair behind world-cuisine-serving Street Food Philly is getting ready to launch their second mobile kitchen. Taco Mondo will be rolling through Philadelphia by the end of April, offering tacos, burritos, and stuffed empanadas, along with a selection of themed beverages like Jarritos and Mexican Coke.

The truck is being wrapped right now - it’ll be covered in a design featuring a globe (mondo is Italian for “world") - and will likely make its debut outside the Yards Brewing tasting room on Saturday, April 27, at noon. After that, look for Taco Mondo on Wednesdays at The Porch at 30th and a couple of days a week in West Philly by Drexel and Penn. (A Love Park slot has been applied for, but there are no times available right now.)

Partners Mike Sultan and Carolyn Nguyen have had great success with Street Food Philly, which is one of the busiest trucks at 33rd and Arch and is booked every weekend for private events. Catering was a main factor in the decision to launch a second operation - there was a desire for the duo’s cooking, and there isn’t a current taco truck easily booked for events. (Though there are several of them on the streets, many of the vendors don’t speak English, making arrangements tough.)

Taco Mondo will serve tacos in soft corn tortillas - which are naturally gluten free - with fillings like Korean fried chicken and Vietnamese pork. Look for two empanada flavors to start, a vegetarian version with spinach and fontina (served with a roasted sofrito purée) and one with date and bacon, served with toasted almonds and honey. A Twitter account is forthcoming; for now, stay tuned to this space for updates.

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