Santa Fe Trailer (cart)
In a word: Better than anything from Acheson or Topeka.
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JM ate the chili verde beef burrito.
Nichole ate the chicken taco and the carne adovado taco.
We split some chips and salsa.
The bill was $14, or $7/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole gave Santa Fe Trailer an A (see our grading rubric).
Santa Fe Trailer is one of our favorites. It took us a year or more to get to them (see also: Ingrid's) but one of us has been known to sneak off for a bite there in the interim. The food's always fresh, the flavors pop, and the people are nice; other than Sabores Latinos (whatever happened to them, anyway? Are they only late-night now?) there's no taco/burrito truck, whether Tex-Mex, New-Mex, Hex Hex or Mexican, we'd rather go to.
All that said, the burrito is a less fun option because it's tricky to poke through the tortilla to the moist, meaty fillings. Maybe bringing your own metal utensils (and napkins, this stuff is juicy) is a good idea. Better idea: get the tacos.
Comparing the chicken and pork tacos side by side, it was obvious that the chili-rubbed pork was the better choice. The green chili added a nice kick. Yeah, the tortillas are flour, New-Mex style, but they're grilled to a warm suppleness.
The salsa is deep red and rich and the chips are crunchy. Gazpacho with sour cream, excellent chili, fresh guacamole, and rotating specials are all available on a regular basis. Even if you don't like cart eating, Santa Fe Trailer deserves a visit as soon as you can make one.