San Antonio’s Top 10 Food Trucks from the 52 Weeks of Food Trucks Series, Plus Best Tacos, Best Sandwiches and Burgers, Best Food Truck Parks, and More

San Antonio’s Top 10 Food Trucks from the 52 Weeks of Food Trucks Series, Plus Best Tacos, Best Sandwiches and Burgers, Best Food Truck Parks, and More

Over the past four years, the “52 Weeks” series has discovered the best barbecue, burger and pizza destinations in the entire San Antonio area. This year, it was about the food trucks, and the variety was outstanding, spanning the entire spectrum of food.

We examined food truck centers, parking lots, and many roadside destinations, which even included a taco truck parked in front of a barber shop. There was genuine enthusiasm and pride for the food created inside the trailer or wheeled truck, with many of the chefs citing their proud little businesses as the culmination of a dream.

We found there was tasty value and exceptional food in every truck we visited, with no visit earning the lowest “once was enough” designation.

It was a quality that we could taste.

Here’s a list of our best-of-the-best finds, including all the great tacos, sandwiches, truck parks, and everything in between:

Top 10 Food Trucks

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10. Wild Barley Kitchen Co .: Stores that make their own bagels are rare. Food trucks that make their own bagels are unicorns. Get these wood-fired dense beauties simply or in the guise of sandwiches, but get them quick if you want them on the truck, because Wild Barley is turning into a traditional restaurant and brewery early in the new year. 8403 Broadway, Facebook: @wildbarleykitchenco. Read the review here.

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9. Holy Smoke Barbecue and Taquitos: It’s all about the brisket in this barbecue trailer. It’s sliced, chopped, sautéed, stacked on top of mac and cheese, and rolled in jalapeno bombs called Texas Twinkies for a menu that celebrates the alchemy of oak smoke, caramelization, salt, and pepper. At Camp 1604, 5535 N. Loop 1604 W., 210-550-2426, Facebook:

@holysmokesa.

Read the review here.

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8. Milpa: Chef Jesse Kuykendall is having a great year in San Antonio, running the kitchen at Ocho, planning a winery in Government Hill, and launching Milpa as a truck and restaurant. The truck traces Kuykendall’s Laredo roots and Mexican influences for a great pozole, quesadillas, and street tacos made with carne asada, sweetbreads, chorizo, and shawarma-style pork. 540 S. Dam St. in Eternal Love, 210-913-6728, Facebook: @MilpaFoodTruck. Read the review here.

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7. Franklin Jack: Traditionally, food truck menus tend to be small, but here, it’s a collection of flavors with over 40 options that bang on burgers, lobster rolls, French fries, chicken sandwiches, quesadillas, breakfast sandwiches, and sweets. like churros, waffles, and funnel cakes. . Owner and chef Anthony Bueno worked in the Los Angeles and Houston restaurant scene for years before returning to his native San Antonio to boost the dining scene. The locations vary; check for updates on Facebook:
@ Franklin-Jack.

Read the review here.

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6. The General: This West Side taco trailer from Blanca Márquez and her son Jeremías offers five types of meat to build their tacos, quesadillas, and other creations: Pastor Pork, Roast Beef, Stewed Pork Ribs called Ribs, Stewed Chicharrón, and Red Stew pork. But what takes them to another level are the thick, handcrafted corn tortillas with a balance of flexibility, corn flavor, and strength. 1802 Callaghan Road, 210-971-1707, Facebook: La Generala. Read the review here.

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5. Naco Mexican restaurant: Owners Francisco Estrada and Lizzeth Martinez serve breakfast and lunch at their Loop 410 and Nacogdoches location with an extensive menu ranging from omelettes to hearty tortas and tacos. The spirit of the truck has to do with street foods in Mexico. Estrada gives more affection to the chilaquiles, which can be added to everything on the menu with a selection of proteins that includes brisket, chorizo, bacon, steak and pieces of pork al pastor. 2347 Nacogdoches Road, 210-996-1033,

nacomexican.com.

Read the review here.

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4. Chicken Project: This vegan adaptation of fast food fried chicken has grown into a traditional restaurant chain in Texas, but it started in San Antonio as a trailer parked next to a brewery, making sandwiches, mac n cheese, wraps and nuggets that showcase an alternative. Crispy, juicy vegetable with lots of Chick-fil-A and McNuggets flavor. 723 N. Alamo St. at Roadmap Brewing Co., no phone, projectpollo.com. Read the review here.

The Crack & Cheese at Satisfried is a blend of three cheeses

The Crack & Cheese at Satisfried is a blend of three cheeses

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3. Satisfried: Chef and owner Brianna Esmeralda said that if you make a food truck, you need to make as much of the limited menu from scratch as possible. And in fact it has, making pretty much everything out of bread. It features a menu that has Tex-Mex and Asian influences with sliders, tacos, and sandwiches with creative sides, including a mac and cheese that may be the best in town. The locations vary; 210-606-0221, check for updates at Facebook:
@ satisfried.satx

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Read the review here.

The Caesar salad at Sensational Salads and Wraps

The Caesar salad at Sensational Salads and Wraps

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2. Great salads and wraps: This food truck has been around since 2012 and it’s proof that the mobile food scene isn’t always about the griddle and deep fryer. The name pretty much says it all, with about 15 combinations that can be made into a hearty salad or a wrap in a silky smooth spinach flour tortilla. Everything is priced at less than $ 12, and it delivers foods that are healthy for you and your bank account. Locations vary, 210-857-1223, Facebook: @SensationalSaladsandWraps. Read the review here.

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1. Masshole: How could a $ 20 Northeast sandwich and some lobster stuffing develop such a popular cult in San Antonio? Credit Adam and Susan Bylicki who have brought the lobster roll to the masses by keeping it simple: freshly baked brioche and sweet pearl lobster with just the right attitude to make it interesting. The locations vary; look for updates on Facebook: Masshole Food Truck, 210-209-0495. Read the review here.

Best tacos

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5. Carnitas taco: Carnitas Don Raúl, 2202 Broadway, 210-427-3202, Facebook: @ carnitas-don-raúl-usa

Naco Mexican Eatery's Keto Cheese Crusted Beef Steak Tacos

Naco Mexican Eatery’s Keto Cheese Crusted Beef Steak Tacos

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4. Keto Cheese Crust Taco: Naco Mexican restaurant, 2347 Nacogdoches Road, 210-996-1033,

nacomexican.com


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3. Taquitos al pastor: Mister Diablo, 123 Appler St., 210-449-6502, Facebook: @misterdiablotacotruck

The Mayan Tacos in Tlaloc offers seasoned and slow-roasted pork.

The Mayan Tacos in Tlaloc offers seasoned and slow-roasted pork.

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2. Mayan tacos: Tláloc, locations vary, 210-549-7702, Facebook: @tlalocmexicanfood

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1. Cholita’s Tacos: La Generala, 1802 Callaghan Road, 210-971-1707, Facebook: La Generala

Better sandwiches and burgers.

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5. Smoked salmon panino: Panini Queenz, locations vary, 210-601-3698, Facebook @paniniqueenz

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4. Billy Badass Burger: Flat Rock Texas Artisan, locations vary, Facebook: @flatrocktxartisan

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3. Cuban sandwich: El Jibarazo Kitchen, 1790 Austin Highway, 210-204-5908, jibarazo.com

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2. Pork belly sandwich: The Dip Shack, locations vary, 210-552-0698, dipshackdips.com

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1. Maine style lobster roll: Masshole, locations vary; check for updates on Facebook: Masshole Food Truck, 210-209-0495

Best barbecue

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3. Pork ribs:
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot BBQ, 9218 Potranco Road next to Stout House, 210-309-4999, Instagram:

@wtfbbqsatx

The Meaty Potato with Pulled Pork at Mighty Oak BBQ

The Meaty Potato with Pulled Pork at Mighty Oak BBQ

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2. Baked potato topped with pulled pork: Mighty Oak BBQ, 3030 Thousand Oaks Drive, Instagram:

@mightyoakbbqtx

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1. Sliced ​​breast:
Holy Smoke Barbecue & Taquitos, at Camp 1604, 5535 N. Loop 1604 W., 210-550-2426, Facebook:

@holysmokesa

The best small bites

The caultato at Satisfried is a version of the potato salad flavor that swaps cauliflower with potatoes

The caultato at Satisfried is a version of the potato salad flavor that swaps cauliflower with potatoes

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3. Caultato (potato salad with cauliflower): Satisfried, The locations vary; 210-606-0221, Facebook @ satisfried.satx

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2. Spin Spin Tato: Aroy Ver, at Broadway News, 2202 Broadway, 210-907-9231, Facebook: @aroythefoodtruck

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1. Banana pudding: Mighty Oak BBQ, 3030 Thousand Oaks Drive, Instagram: @mightyoakbbqtx

Best Food Truck Parks

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3. El Bloque SA: 14530 Roadrunner Way, 210-690-3333, Facebook: @TheBlockSA

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2. The Way: 1009 Avenue B, elcaminosa.com

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1. StreetFare SA: 1916 Austin Highway, 210-737-6767, streetfaresa.com

cblount@express-news.net | Twitter: @chuck_blount | Instagram: @bbqdiver

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