Ricos Tacos is taking over weekend food duties at Marrickville’s Grifter Brewing Co. until the end of November.
The mobile taqueria was born after Taco King – chief taquero Toby Wilson’s resident taqueria at the beloved George Hotel in Waterloo – was forced to close when the pub changed management earlier this year. Wilson has built flexibility into his new business, stationing a taco truck in the Gelato Messina car park in Rosebery and popping up, cart in tow, at various locations across Sydney (including an upcoming month-long taco Tuesday residency at Rocker in Bondi).
Wilson has rolled his cart – which resembles one you’d find on the side of the road in Mexico – at the Marrickville brewery a few times since launching his on-the-go taco diner.
The menu matches what Wilson has been serving in the Messina carpark, with three staple tacos headlining. There’s a chorizo al pastor taco, filled with house-made chorizo, potato and salsa verde, and topped with pineapple; a braised-beef taco; and a vegan cauliflower taco, topped with red salsa and tahini. Plus, there are corn chips and salsa, and black beans and rice for sides.
The month-long residency is part of Wilson and King’s longer-term plan to permanently set up the cart at Grifter from early next year.
The Ricos Tacos cart is open on weekends at Grifter Brewing Co until November 30, and will pop-up again for the weekend of December 12 and 13. Opening hours are Saturday and Sunday 12pm–9pm, or until sold out.