Renee Reviews The Garden’s Hot New Food Truck — Cantina Tacos
The Garden's new resident food truck serves up food that pairs perfectly with a great margarita, so I had to get down there before Cinco de Mayo to taste it myself. Afterward, I can definitely say there’s a reason the food truck is adorned with the "Fat Mexican Approved" seal – a phrase Cantina Tacos manager Thomas Cantu and his mother came up with.
I tried the street tacos, which boasted a delicious mix of flavor. Each of the three tacos had its own name: The Damn Good Beef, the Kicken Chicken, and a mixture of beef, sausage and chicken affectionately dubbed “The Mexican.” The latter is the food truck’s best seller, Cantu said.
Cantina Tacos' beef is incredible; it’s tender. Sometimes you get street tacos and the beef is real fatty and real greasy. That’s not the case here.
I also tasted the Fat Girl Quesadilla, which is basically a double-sized version of Cantina Tacos' White Girl Quesadilla. They use Oaxaca cheese, which is a Mexican melting cheese. It’s buttery, it’s richer, it’s more authentic.
Cantina Tacos is open Thursday through Sunday – basically, whenever The Garden is open. On top of that, Cantina Tacos WILL be open when The Garden opens Saturday mornings for the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market. (This year’s Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from June 1 through Oct. 19 at 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue.)
If you haven't tried Cantina Tacos yet, The Garden's Cinco de Mayo fiesta is the perfect opportunity. On Saturday, May 4, they'll have live music, Folklorico Dancers, tacos, tequila and much more! It's kid friendly until 9 p.m. with these specials until 5 p.m.: $4 Bloody Marys, $2.50 mimosas and $3.50 Mexican beers.
Check out their Facebook event for more details: