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Good Eats | El Mero Taco Food Truck

Food trucks have become much more prominent in Memphis, so anytime I can try out a new one, I’m game. On Sunday, El Mero Taco was setup at City + State for an event, so I made a point to grab something because who doesn’t love tacos???

They offered 7 different menu items (which I was thankful for, because I don’t like being overloaded with choices in certain settings), and I decided to try the Fried Shrimp Taco ($5) + Sweet Potato Wedges ($4).

The Fried Shrimp Taco was made with asian slaw, cilantro, and wasabi aioli. The fried shrimp was lightly seasoned and crunchy but not overcooked, and the wasabi aioli added a nice kick to the asian slaw. Lime juice helps to bring out flavors even more, so always, always, always squeeze the lime for the added freshness.El-Mero-Taco-Food-Truck-Shrimp-Tacos-2

The Sweet Potato Wedges were topped with queso fresco, cilantro, and chipotle aioli; the potatoes were slightly firm (you want them to have some sturdiness and not be mushy), and while I typically like them with cinnamon + butter or even BBQ sauce (trust me), I liked the creaminess of the aioli, and the queso fresco (fresh cheese) helped balance the spiciness.


The combination of all of the flavors was like a party in my mouth. Very filling, but not heavy so I was able to continue on with my afternoon without going into a food coma. I’d heard great things about El Mero Taco (a lot of the people that I ran into at City + State told me they’d been hunting them down) and I was very pleased with my meal. Next on my list from them? The Fried Chicken Taco (yes, you read that right!), Chilaquiles (like nachos w/brisket), and their Mexican Street Corn (I first tried this last year at another restaurant and it is so yum!).

Follow them on Facebook + Twitter to find out their weekly schedule; on Friday they will be in midtown for Broad Avenue’s Art Walk so you can grab a bite while checking out all of cool art and other shops!

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