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Short Order: Los Agavez Taqueria

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Food Truck season is slowing down for winter in Columbus. Last week’s brutal temperature snap was a cruel warning shot: it’s getting cold to run a food truck operation. Heck, it’s getting cold to stand outside a food truck waiting on an order.

But Los Agavez Taqueria plans on carrying on as long as possible into the winter months. That’s good news for its loyal following, and good news also for those who have yet to discover it.

Los Agavez Taqueria posts a big, colorful menu on the side of the truck. It’s got everything you want: tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas, dinners with rice and beans, and even bottles of Mexican Coca Cola, made from cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. Served cold in its glass bottle, the soda pop pairs nicely with anything on the menu.

You can enjoy tacos in a variety of flavors: steak, chicken, and chorizo. A single order yields two modestly-sized tender tortillas, both of which you’ll need for the giant heap of quality meat that’s topped with minced onions and cilantro. The chicken version delivers poultry that’s cut into little seasoned nubbins armed with an almost outdoorsy, grilled flavor. The pork, bright red, is still recognizable as pork in terms of texture and background flavor for a nice al pastor finish — no mystery meats in the house. There’s also a vat of creamy green sauce, and a few slices of cucumber, radish and lime with a teeny wedge of fresh pineapple. The whole thing feels oddly fresh and healthy while scratching the primal taco-itch.

The timing at the food truck is prompt, but it’s not Chipotle-fast. Dishes are made to order, so there aren’t just tubs of pre-cooked food sitting around. All this to say: wear your coat, maybe a hat; you’ll be happier and more comfortable during your wait.

You can find the truck at 3166 N. High St. Pray for a mild winter.

For more information, follow their Facebook page.

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