Taco King by Ghostboy Cantina’s Toby Wilson was The George in Waterloo's beloved in-house taqueria. But new management – brought on by landlord disagreements and exacerbated by Covid-19 – forced Wilson and his tacos out.
Enter the Ricos Tacos food truck, which has parked for the foreseeable future outside Gelato Messina’s Rosebery HQ. With its cabin full of corn tortillas and homemade horchata, and Wilson behind the wheel, it’s ready to fill that taco-sized hole in our hearts.
While Taco King reworked regional Mexican specialties and traditional Mexican dishes into tortilla-encased snacks, Ricos Tacos – meaning “delicious tacos” in Spanish – pares things back to Wilson’s true passion: perfecting a small selection of the handheld, side-of-the-road bites ubiquitous in other parts of the world, but mostly absent in Australia . Headlining proceedings is the chorizo al pastor taco, which marries a house-made chorizo with the same al pastor sauce that graced the spit-roasted pork shoulder at The George. It’s topped with fresh pineapple – an al pastor staple – and that Taco King salsa.
Returning too is the vegan cauliflower taco, topped with red salsa, white onions and coriander, that has followed Wilson since his days at Ghostboy Cantina, which he opened in Dixon House Food Court in 2016.
And then there’s the horchata, a traditional Mexican drink that combines rice, nuts, sugar, cinnamon and condensed milk. Wilson and his crew add malt powder for an extra hit of deliciousness.
Ricos Tacos is here for a good time, not necessarily a long one. So get over here for a taco while you can.