03 September 2012

La Cantina Co - Adelaide, South Australia

On 14 August 2012, hungry Adelaideans welcomed the newest food truck La Cantina Co with a nice long queue. The truck, cleverly named Truck Norris, was looking great with a shiny fitout and orange decor. They even had a working EFTPOS facility from day one. Very professional.

In the queue for first service

The large turnout presented a challenge for the 3 staff working in the truck. However, they were quite organised and did an excellent job for their first go. Quesadillas were also on the menu but these have since been scrapped and it's just tacos now. Probably for the best as the quesadillas were difficult to eat standing up. Here's the Chicken Taco (left) and Beef Taco (right) from the first ever service.

Chicken Taco (left), Beef Taco (right) ($4.50 each)

Week two was set to involve a showdown at high noon between La Cantina Co and Burger Theory in Hindmarsh Square. However, the driver of a black Porsche SUV decided to abandon his car for almost 3 hours in a 1 hour parking zone and poor Truck Norris was unable to fit. Apparently the Porsche driver was rightly told off by the angry taco mob when he finally returned but it was too late for me as I was already back at work by then. I vowed to return the following week.

parallel parking nightmare

The taco gods were smiling for week three which was, thankfully, free from parking dramas. The new chalkboard menu listed four different tacos at $5 each or 2 for $9:
  • Beef, black bean & chorizo with pico de gallo, cheese & guacamole
  • Smoked Chicken al cabron with pico de gallo, sour cream & corriander
  • Spiced Pork & potato with pineapple salsa & corriander
  • Zucchini & mushroom with cheese, lime & corriander


All sounded great and I couldn't decide so I ordered 4 tacos, one of each. This way I got to try them all and take some home for dinner as well. Protip: They reheat quite well in a skillet or fry pan on the stove top.

4 Tacos - Chicken, Beef, Pork & Vego (2 for $9)

You may have spotted Jarritos sodas around town. These are imported from Mexico and available from the truck for $4. Very refreshing!

Lime Jarritos ($4)

With great new additions such as La Cantina Co and the continuation of Splash Adelaide to the end of Dec 2012, the future of street food in Adelaide has never looked brighter.

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  1. I hope to be able to try them very soon. They look delicious and hooray to Adelaide Council for supporting the food trucks.

  2. Cool, they seem to be out in either Victoria Square or Hindmarsh Square at lunch time most days during the week. Yeah it's great the council is finally encouraging some street food in Adelaide. I heard there's a new cupcake truck as well called Cupcakes Please. Another one for the "need to try" list!