Tasting Tacos From Trucks in Mexicantown, Detroit, Michigan
Heading southwest on Vernor past the shambles of Tiger Stadium and Corktown, round the pothole-speckled bend under I-75, a vibrant community with a resounding heartbeat is an unexpected find. But Mexicantown is alive and well, thanks in part to taco trucks bringing the multi-sensory experience of Mexico City to Detroit. Follow your nose to the smoky aroma of their grills. Peek in and listen to the rhythmic grilling and chopping of meat. Taste the spicy al pastor, tender cabeza, or savory pollo, served in a soft corn tortilla, topped with onions and cilantro. The trucks share similar menus, yet maintain uniqueness from one another — Los Unicos has a spicy pickled onion condiment; El Taquito a tangy salsa verde; Acapulco assembles crisp ceviche tostadas. One bite, and your pulse will quicken and beat in time with the lively Mexicantown.