Meals on Wheels: Taqueria el Porvenir

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 14th 2013 2406 0

Yesterday afternoon, I got a text from my friend John letting me know that there were a ton of taco trucks parked along Summer Ave. Never one to resist the siren call of a taco wagon, I got in my car and started driving east, determined to stop at the first truck I saw.

It took a while before I found one, but there, parked just a little bit east of Waring, was Taqueria el Porvenir.

Taqueria el Provenir

The truck is hard to miss. It's painted like a giant Mexican Flag, it's got a bright green frog painted on it, and it looks like the owners attempted to rebrand the truck by using paint to white-out its old name.

I was expecting the menu to be pretty basic (maybe just tacos and a burrito or something), and I was impressed to see that it had quite a few offerings, none of them more than $10.

Taqueria el Provenir menu

I ordered the quesadillas con carne from the nice guy behind the window, gave him $5.25, and five minutes later, had my food, all wrapped up in a to-go container.

The menu didn't specify what meat the quesadilla came with, but mine was stuffed with shredded cheese and chunks of steak, accompanied by a healthy plop of sour cream for dipping. It was everything a taco truck quesadilla should be – smoky, cheesy, cheap and delicious.

quesadilla from Taqueria el Provenir

Next time, I'll definitely get an agua fresca to go with it.

As far as I could tell, Taqueria el Porvenir only accepts cash. Stickers on the truck suggest that you like them on Facebook, but they must have been from the truck's past life, because I was unable to find them. Had I been able to, I would have attempted to like them repeatedly.

Go there:

Taqueria el Porvenir
Spotted on Summer Ave.

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  1. Caitlin says:

    Yummy! Have to add this to my eating in Memphis to-do list!

  2. Susan says:

    do they have a FB page to "like" or any way to follow them and find out where they will be on a day-to-day basis? i'd love to try them!

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