Va­manos a Taco Loco

Food truck favourites open a per­ma­nent home

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It started with a $5000 loan from Roger Mo­raes’ wife. Taco Loco own­ers Mo­raes and Marcelo Bianchessi (above cen­tre, with team mem­bers Vi­tor Matos, left, and Re­nato Di­atinetti) went to Napier to pick up a beat-up old car­a­van and turn it into a taco truck; re­turn­ing to Auck­land in­volved a break­down, a creepy man, a fe­ro­cious dog and a lot of luck. Their skull-mu­ralled, brightly painted truck is now ubiq­ui­tous on Auck­land’s food truck cir­cuit. This month, they will open a per­ma­nent venue in Mount Al­bert in which to re­fine recipes, serve booze, and show­case tra­di­tional Mex­i­can break­fast foods. Clev­erly, they’ve po­si­tioned them­selves in the old Sprout cafe site, home of the Mount Al­bert Fri­day night mar­kets, where they will an­chor the street food of­fer­ing once a week. 847 New North Rd, Mt Al­bert

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