Luncha Libre is one of the newer local food trucks on the scene and specializes in Arizona inspired food, using local ingredients. After following them on Facebook and Twitter, I was really looking forward to trying their food. Their posts on social media taunted me:
“Here is the Special we are running all day today: ground beef, pork chorizo, pico de gallo, chile con queso, and jalapenos. Served on a locally made talera and served with “truckmade” chips and salsa.”
“NEW MENU ITEM : Alejandro “The Great” Quesadilla- Gyro, pico de gallo, feta, mozzarella, Monterey Jack, kalamata olives served with “truckmade” chips and spicy tzatziki.”
“We will have 3 NEW MENU ITEMS: Chilled Gazpacho with chilled citrus shrimp, Black bean hummus wrap with marinated vegetables and cotija cheese, and Oven Roasted Turkey breast, bacon, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and cranberry mayo served in a local “fresh” talera.”
I had to try food from this Luncha Libre.
Finally, I made it. I ordered the Papa Verde quesadilla, made with potatoes, green chiles and jack cheese. The quesadillas from Luncha Libre are huge, when I got my order I thought there was no way I could finish it, but I did. It was filling, but I was not uncomfortably full. You could tell that the ingredients were all very fresh. I also had to restrain myself from licking the last bit of salsa from the cup that they provided. I’ll be back again, Luncha Libre.
The food truck craze has exploded in Phoenix with many opportunities to eat from these rolling gourmet “restaurants.” We’ve eaten from many of the food trucks throughout Phoenix and wanted to highlight them individually for you. You can find the food trucks on a regular basis at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market on Wednesday evenings from 4-8pm, Fridays from 11am — 1:30pm and on Saturdays from 8am — 1pm. At the North Central Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9am — 2pm, Fridays at The Phoenix New Times building at 12th Street/Jefferson from 11am — 2pm, Tuesdays at District Mobile in downtown Phoenix at 411 S. 2nd Street from 11am – 2pm, the Third Thursday of the Month at the Whole Foods Raintree location from 11:30am — 1pm. There are always many more opportunities that you can find by following your favorite truck individually or by following the Phoenix Street Coalition. Bon Appétit!