The food truck phenomenon has exploded in Brisbane! Every Friday, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of your favourite trucks — today, the spotlight falls on Juan More Taco.
Owner: Naomi Subat
Cuisine style: Authentic Mexican street food
Home suburb: Coorparoo
Time in business: Started February 2014
Why food trucks?
Flexibility and Fun!
What were you doing before you got your food truck? What’s your background in food?
I’m a nurse and actually had a successful career. I am at my happiest when challenged, so a change in direction to something I am passionate about; food, cooking and Mexican seemed like a perfect opportunity to push the limits.
What’s the most popular item on your menu?
It would have to be the the Pork Juan or the Beef Juan — both soft corn tortilla filled with succulent slow cooked meat, topped with authentic Mexican salsas served with an essential slice of lime.
What’s your favourite item on the menu?
Elote en vaso — “Corn in a cup”. We often do it as a special, but it likely will become a menu staple due to its demand/popularity. We take the hard work out of eating corn on the cob.
Which suburbs do you usually operate in? Where’s your most popular stop?
We do a variety of street services around Brisbane but we have regular weekly spots at Milton and Coorparoo. We started out at Coorparoo and love our Friday nights at Bob Jane T-Marts in Coorparoo. We have amazing local support in Coorparoo and tend to progress our muy delicioso specials on a Friday night.
How do most people find out about your truck?
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the Where the Truck app.
Why do you think food trucks have become so popular?
Street food is certainly not a new concept and slowly we are catching up with the rest of the world.
Favourite music to listen to in the truck?
Mariachi — all day, every day!
Do you harbour any dreams of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant?
I did. However, now I can’t stop thinking about our next food truck.
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Where can we find you over the next few weeks?
You will find us every Friday night at Bob Jane T-Marts, Coorparoo and via our website and posts on social media.