- Griffin Swartzell
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The weather’s just about perfect for a not-quite-summer evening when we spot this truck parked off the side of a frontage road along Platte Avenue, east of Academy Boulevard.
There’s something primally Southwestern and right about grabbing tacos from a truck parked somewhere that doesn’t have an address, though its ties to Castle Rock restaurants Blue Nectar and A Taste of Mexico aren’t quite “someone’s abuelo with a griddle and the best meat you’ve ever had.”
But we find plenty to love with a sampling of à la carte street tacos, the al pastor standing out with tender pork robed in bright red achiote-based seasoning, salty and savory with subtle citrus from pineapple juice.
A pork belly taco, simply dressed with onion and cilantro, bears gorgeous little cubes of rich, fatty pig with light seasoning. It wows with help from the sting-y/fiery house red salsa, fresh and peppery, to cut its richness. Lime-bright green tomatillo salsa also deserves love. And don’t miss the carne asada, which has good tooth and great beefiness that sings under fresh lime juice.